It’s been a very happy New Year so far for whale watchers in Southern California.
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 rotting — and oh-so-smelly — carcass of the twenty ton fin whale that washed up on a beach in Malibu last Monday, has been carted out to sea.
Authorities on Thursday were working to determine how to dispose of a dead 20-ton whale that washed up on a Malibu beach earlier this week.
Killer whale trainers may be out of the water for good at SeaWorld after a judge ruled the park must protect its employees from any future accidents.
A dead whale that washed ashore a Southland beach a week ago may help scientists uncover new information about the ocean’s ecosystem.
Officials said the tide will make it easier to dislodge the 50-foot “fin” whale that was found on shore at Point Loma.
One of California’s most popular state license plates is now retired, but a similar one has taken its place.
The state will soon stop issuing license plates that feature artist Wyland’s whale design. Instead, they will be replaced by new ones that debut next month.
Ginichi Ohira sold protected sei whale meat to The Hump in Santa Monica, which closed its doors last year after prosecutors charged the owner and chef with sales of the protected mammal.
Ginichi Y. Ohira, 50, is charged with knowingly selling a marine mammal product for an unauthorized purpose in violation of the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.