Rare whale found dead in Southern California

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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.

The roughly 15-foot-long female Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Times reported (http://lat.ms/1aq1Wnv ). A truck hauled away the mammal, which was being examined at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum to determine how it died.

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