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Rare Saber-Toothed Whale Washes Up on California Shore

The rare, Stejner's beaked whale is 15 feet long


A sea creature that looks like a whale but has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth was found dead recently in Los Angeles’ Venice Beach.

Fox News reports that the animal was a 15-foot long, female Stejneger’s beaked whale and it was found on the shore of the beach last Tuesday. The whale is a rare sight that usually lives in subarctic waters and definitely not close to California. The animal — which feeds on small fish and squid — was taken by a truck and examined by the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum to figure out the cause of death.

The Stejneger’s beaked whale is the second rare sea creature found within the last week as a massive, 18-foot oarfish was found off the coast of South Carolina. A 12,000 to 15,000-year-old mastodon tooth was also found recently in a donation box in Michigan.

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