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‘Saber-Toothed’ Whale & More: Sea Monsters Washing Ashore In SoCal?

Previously being called a ‘saber-toothed whale,’ the unusual sea creature that turned up on a Los Angeles beach last Wednesday has now been determined to actually be a Stejneger’s beaked whale. While the males of this species do have teeth …

Giant Oarfish Found In California

A giant Oarfish turned up on the shore of the Southern California coast on Sunday. These fish live in deep water and are rarely seen. This particular specimen measure 18 feet long and weighed over 400 pounds It was found …

Giant Oarfish Washes Ashore in California

A marine biologist came across an 18-foot-long oarfish Sunday, while snorkeling with colleagues in Toyon Bay, about 22 miles off the Port of Los Angeles. Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) marine science instructor Jasmine Santana noticed a snake-like object shimmering …

Horned Monster in Spain an Oarfish or Shark?
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Has the Loch Ness monster been discovered? PROMAR (Programa en Defensa de la Fauna Marina-Sea Life Defense Program) is working on finding that answer after a “horned monster” washed ashore in Spain earlier this month. A swimmer first discovered the …

Oarfish, Mystery Sea Monster Revealed

Nessie? The Loch Ness Monster? Or some other unidentified creature of the deep? Officials in Spain last week were left with these very questions, but it looks like these questions may finally be put to rest. The fish, found on …