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What’s Going on in California? Third Rare Creature Washes Ashore

Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:31
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The third rare creature washed ashore on a California beach on Friday. 

This time, it was a 13.5 foot long oarfish carcass at Oceanside Harbor.

Sightings of oarfishes are rare because the fish dive more than 3,000 feet deep. Samples are going to be taken to see how the fish died.

The oarfish discovery follows a larger, 18-foot long oarfish carcass washing ashore on Santa Catalina Island.

This photo released courtesy of the Catalina Island Marine Institute taken on Sunday Oct. 13, 2013 shows the crew of sailing school vessel Tole Mour and Catalina Island Marine Institute instructors holding an 18-foot-long oarfish that was found in the waters of Toyon Bay on Santa Catalina Island, Calif. A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted the silvery carcass of the 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish. (AP Photo/Catalina Island Marine Institute )

“We’ve never seen a fish this big,” Mark Waddington, senior captain of the Tole Mour, Catalina Island Marine Institute’s sail training ship, told the AP. “The last oarfish we saw was three feet long.”

About 15 people were needed to carry the humongus carcass.

And between these oarfish discoveries, a rare whale known for its saber-like teeth washed ashore in Venice Beach.

The rare whale was a Stejneger’s beaked whale — also known as the Saber-toothed whale. It was about 15-feet long.

“These whales are incredibly rare and almost never seen in the wild,” Nick Fash, an education specialist for Heal the Bay, told the LA Times.

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Three animals that are rarely seen by humans washing ashore in California in the span of a week?

Something smells fishy.

(All photos from Twitter)

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  • Anonymous

    This is stupid. This is the third of the same damn fish and the same damn photo!

    • Smashy76

      No, it’s not the same fish. First oarfish was 18 feet long and the second one is 15 feet long. Sabre-tooth whales look nothing like a oarfish. No same photo

  • Neanderthal

    what is going on is radioactive fall out from japan, skinny dipping anyone? I think sea food is no longer in season for a couple of million years.

  • TruthBeTold

    It’s all because of the nuclear fallout from Japan on that side of the world. This crap is all over Hawaii.

  • shock an awe

    Nothing to see here folks , no the sea is a ok, eat fish doh! radiation is coming where is our beloved government, with all the money they have to control pollution and fine industries they seem very quiet on this issue is it that the nuclear industry is a big campaign contributor?

  • Syrin

    How damn hard is this to figure out? Grab a geiger counter, and the answer will be apparent immediately.

    • Heart Of Winter

      Umm….. no.

      I have no doubt the Pacific is now contaminated with obscene amounts of radiation, however, you can’t detect the Fukushima radionuclides with a Geiger counter.

      You have to do spectroscopy like UC Berkeley’s Nuclear Engineering Department does with Germanium solid-state radiation detectors. You can’t do spectroscopy with a Geiger counter.

      We already have too many idiots running around with their Geiger counters crying “Fukushima! Fukushima!” whenever the Geiger counters detect ANYTHING. These morons don’t have a clue as to what they’re looking at, how to read it, and what radionuclides from Fukushima would look like.

      • Joe1938

        Thanks H.O.W.!! We most definitely have a serious problem. However, it is questionable which is the most serious problem; The political event envolved with Fuku or the nuclear event of Fuku.

  • YellowRoseTx51

    Yeah, they had reported the sea was contaminated by radiation going straight from the reactor into the sea…months ago. For months they’ve known & haven’t done a thing to stop it. Federal Kerry was over there shaking them down for his protection money for his owners, so they had nothing left to fix the problem.

  • Witakers

    Go back to sleep. obama loves you.

  • Templar

    I agree with all that it’s the radiation and this is more proof of it. :mad:

    • uknowthetruth

      this isnt proof…its just blunt assumptions…proof would be someone sliced of a piece of ”nuclear fish” do independant research and then post the results for free for all to see… my guess is if this is a ”nuclear fish” problem they wont be letting the public know anytime soon…

      • Fr.Duffy Fighting 69th

        You just presented a tautology. By the time he truth of the Fukashima debacle is clearly in view the world be in the midst of unimaginable crisis and people’s attention will be on mere survival. Bring on the Four Horsemen.

      • Smashy76

        Thats what they are already doing. These animal deaths are in accordance in time as well as currents, with the Fukushima crisis. Don’t be so naive, you shouldn’t rely on governments for any real truths.

      • Templar

        NO! IT’S PROOF! Use your senses! Did you ever see NORMALLY SOMETHING LIKE THIS? If not then clearly you look for CAUSE! That would be Fukushima! :mad:

  • Savage

    Is the Navy doing more testing of their Super Sonar? Proven to kill whales and dolphins!

  • davosurf

    Historically, large deep water ocean fish that have mysteriously washed ashore were harbingers of a significant geological change in the near future. It seems some geolical prelude to a massive earthquake/ tsunami affects certain large species of marine life and for reasons still unclear, causes them to beach themselves and die. But their death has the ability to save many more lives, the life’s of those who may live in the areas near where the carcuase(s) were found and recognize the connection & signifigance.

    • CrowPie

      Yes……that’s all it is. You may continue to surf….blissfully. -_-

  • biltrick

    in japan theres a myth when animals such as these come ashore water is soon to follow

    • Fr.Duffy Fighting 69th

      And the Japanese would know that for sure. They have the best generational knowledge of earthquakes/tsunamis of any culture existing on the planet today. If I lived on a coastline in America right now, I would be worried.

      • desert owl

        I’d get my butt out of California pronto if I’d be living there.

    • Templar

      Yeah just like the TADPOLES that fell from the sky back a few years ago!

  • EnlightenmentNow

    If you google the Oar Fish Omen, and look into how many were washing ashore in Japan just prior to the quake that caused the tsunami that messed up Fukishima you will find more information than you will find from people bagging on people for being people..

    • Anonymous


      Not the same thing,this is California where this kind of thing is very rare.
      Or are you implying to say this creature died in Japan and came awash in California?
      This would be absurd as there is very little decomposition.
      Either the fault is getting active or its radioactive pollution,the latter being my guess.

      • Fr.Duffy Fighting 69th

        No. You miss he point. These Oar fish washing ashore may portend a massive earthquake and tsunami hitting the west coast of the United States, the same as they did in Japan.

  • Anonymous

    @ Fr.Duffy Fighting 69th
    Maybe I missed the Point and maybe not,you and I or for that matter anyone else can only speculate.However I had this to say and I will repeat it for you” Either the fault is getting active or its radioactive pollution,the latter being my guess.”
    Di sect the Beast and find out the Cause,might get you one step closer.
    Don’t count on a Government Agency to do it.

    • Fr.Duffy Fighting 69th

      That was not clear in your statement above. By the way, geiger counters won’t detect the type of radioactive material we are speculating about, only a spectroscopy can. I agree with you though, no government agency will ever tell us the truth on anything. The massive release of radioactive material at Fukashima was the result of a very suspicious earthquake “event” and complete incompetence following the initial disaster. The increase in seismic activity is part of a major trend toward a cataclysmic world-wide earthquake. Both are extremely bad news for humanity

    • Geneebee

      Agreed that the nuclear wastes are filthing our oceans and these problems will just keep getting more devastating….
      But I dont’ think Fr.Duffy Fighting 69th is denying this; he is trying to say that these Oar fish carcasses coming out of the dept of the ocean might be a sign of a seismic catastrophy ready to happen in California. Just like the one that happened in Fukushima, and all other Tsunamis. They are felt down in the abyss way before they make surface…
      I think everyone here agrees the radiations are bad. Now we should come up with a solution to control them, and to avoid futur catatrophies. And maybe read the signs the earth is sending us before they happen!!! (what if the Oar fish didn’T die from high radiations, but from a deep see cataclysm?)

  • Awabnavi

    This is not about radiation, climate or geological changes, etc. It is just that these animals heard about Darwin’s theory of evolution and are trying to evolve into land creatures. Such a pity. LOL!


    Wanted to share a few links/articles I’ve posted on this issue and my Prediction of the QUAKE that hit BAJA CALIFORNIA the other day here….

    GCM SEISMIC UPDATE | OCTOBER 20th to the 22nd
    2nd OARFISH washes up on SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Coastline near San Diego further confirming GCM warning for MAJOR SEISMIC Event(s) M7.4+ to M8.4+ along NORTH AMERICAN WESTERN COASTLINE REGIONS by NOVEMBER 1st Includes possible VOLCANIC Event & TSUNAMI Alert




    **RED ALERT**




    • Geneebee

      Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo. This really makes sense. So scary! I guess we will find out soon…

  • resonator

    I over heard two women talking about Fukushima in a natural foods store. I took an interest in their discussion and one introduced herself as having lived in Denver Colorado. She said others with money enough to do so bought Geiger counters, took readings then made plans and flew to the Southern Hemisphere; South America, Australia, Southern Africa. Their reading indicated several types of radioactive isotopes including plutonium that was apparently just raining down in the USA.

    Was it from Fukushima?

  • AndreyE

    buy california citizenship fast, while the price is still high :idea:

  • Ray Alex Website

    US navy took car of a mermaid also under big secrecy that obviously failed.

  • KnowMoreThanYou

    Man I am glad I moved to South America 15 years ago… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    By the way you are all pretty much right, Fukushima is and has destroyed most of the pacific ocean, The worst to come if the the tower 4 falls. Oar fish could be a sign of either EQ or The radiation so why are you all arguing, Both are really Bad scenarios!!!

  • AnotherSorryGuy

    The upside to Japanese radiation is that the fish wash up fully cooked.

  • Sailor72

    If they haven’t figured out that this is all caused by radiation from the explosion at the nuclear plant in Japan,they’re really stupid. Take a bite of that fish and see how long you live.Weird sea life washed upon Eniwetok,and Johnston and Christmas Islands for years.

  • POC2014

    And they still have fish and tuna at supermarket- slow painful death is what the Elite wants remember 500 million is minimum for them.

  • fit2Btied

    This has happened before – see news article from 2010 Japan, before quake – they think it is sign from “sea god”, as a warning for impending earthquakes. Coincidence?

    Repent and be saved. The tribulation is upon us.. only those that walk with the Lord will be under divine protection.

    Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, come out of her, my people, that yea be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

  • Factory Farms FEAR the MooCow

    This is a bad omen…. if you know your legends and history but anytime an Oarfish, especially 3 of them washing up on shore is a sign great catastrophe/earthquake or something really bad like a bunch of people are gonna die bad omen.

  • Sailor72

    10 years from now cancer cases will triple in Northern California, Oregon and Washington and “experts” will walk around scratching their butt’s wondering why.

  • HardCase

    To make matters worse, as the weather patterns travel from west to east, I would expect radioactive material to be wind born or deposited with the rain to contaminate much of the food supply in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Old and New Mexico, The Grain belt. What’s going to happen next spring when the snow melts and the rains come and carry this fall out into our rivers (The Mississippi?) and lakes (Great ?)?

  • Impeachment Now!

    Stopped eating seafood 1 week after Fukushima went nuts. Figure anything that washes up on shore should be sent to Obbie and the boys for his next party. two birds one stone.

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