Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Rare whale fossil pulled from PV backyard

  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff’s search-and-rescue team. Paleontologist Howell Thomas of the Natural History […]


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New year, new things to do this weekend

It’s a new year and with it come some new ideas for things to do this weekend. Here’s a FREE event going on tonight (Jan. 10) – a screening of  SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN: This documentary […]


This Friday Oct. 18, 2013 image provided by Mark Bussey shows an oarfish that washed up on the beach near Oceanside, Calif. This rare, snakelike oarfish measured nearly 14 feet long. According to the Catalina Island Marine Institute, oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet, making them the longest bony fish in the world. (AP Photo/Mark Bussey)

California ‘sea serpent’ was egg-carrying female

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Southern California last week was ready to become a mommy. The serpent-like fish — one of two discovered along the coast last week — […]



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