Rare saber-toothed whale washes ashore in Venice Beach

October 18, 2013 5:48 PM

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Rare saber-toothed whale washes ashore in Venice Beach

A rare whale known for its saber-like teeth and preference for frigid subarctic waters washed ashore in a highly unlikely place Tuesday night: Venice Beach.

The female Stejneger’s beaked whale — also known as the Saber-toothed whale — was loaded onto the bed of a truck early Wednesday and taken for an necropsy that will give scientists a rare glimpse into the lives of the elusive mammals.

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