It started when a snorkeler came across an 18-ft creature that is likely an example of what ancient mariners call sea serpents, CNN's Casey Wian reports.
Normally found only in the deep ocean, this oarfish was in just 15 feet of water off Catalina Island.
Two days later, this bizarre looking mammal washed ashore across the channel on Venice beach. It's believed to be a rare saber tooth stejneger's beaked whale. It's usually found in much colder waters, and is almost unheard of in Southern California.
Manhattan Beach surfers are used to seeing Great White sharks also, but not the amount that have been showing up. So what's going on here?