Does anyone else think this thing bears a striking resemblance to the monster in Tremors?
A rare saber-toothed whale, named the Stejneger’s beaked whale (it's official name), has washed up on the sandy shores of Venice Beach, California!
Before being loaded up in this flatbed truck and taken away for a necropsy (as you can see in the pic above), the 15-foot-long, 2,000-pound beast was found dead about 1,000 miles away from its natural Alaskan habitat.
Cause of death is unknown, but the whale had several cookie-cutter shark bites in it.
They believe the whale was most likely alive when it washed up.
So sad it died by beaching.
One washing up this far south, in this level of of preservation is pretty much unheard of so at least science can learn a lot from it!
Still sad though… poor whale…
The real question is… what's going on with all these rare sea animals washing up on California shores?? Did you SEE the 18-foot Oarfish found last week???
[Image via Nick Fash/Heal the Bay.]
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