American Cetacean Society - Los Angeles Chapter.
Genetics testing confirmed the species, said Schulman-Janiger, who noted the whale is the sixth record of the rare whale stranding itself. All strandings have been in California. The Venice whale was the first stranding of the species in Los Angeles County, she said.
The Venice whale, which was a 13.9-foot female Mesoplodon perrini, was found on Oct. 15. "She is now part of the collection of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County," wrote Schulman-Janiger on the American Cetacean Society - Los Angeles Chapter's Facebook page.
For more information on this rare whale, visit wikipedia.com here.
- Previously: Rare Whale Pulled from Ocean in Venice Area