For the second time this week, a new sea serpent was found in Southern California. Last Sunday, an 18-foot long oar fish was discovered by a snorkeler near Catalina Island. Now another, this one only 14-feet long, was found washed up on the beach at Oceanside, California on Friday. The oarfish, a snake-like creature is usually found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and resides at depths of 3,000 feet or more. They can reach lengths of up to 50-feet and weigh more than 600 pounds. From time to time, oarfish have washed up along the U.S. East Coast, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean. So why are they suddenly washing up on beaches in California? According to newspapers in San Diego and Los Angeles, another rare sea creature, a Stejneger′s beaked whale, washed up along the shore of Venice Beach, California on Tuesday. These small whales have dolphin-shaped heads and rows of saber-like teeth and are usually swimming in cold, Arctic waters. Again we have to ask the question, what is going on?

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A 14-foot long oarfish washed up dead on the beach near Oceanside, California. Image Credit: Mark Bussey.

Is this a sign of the Apocalypse? Is Mother Nature recoiling because of Obamacare? Will Liberal Democrats blame House Republicans and the Tea Party for the government shutdown and the new wave of dead sea serpents washing up on Southern Californian beaches? How will Barack Obama react to these sightings of sea monsters? Play a round of golf? Take a nap?

Who knows and who really cares? More people are concerned about the Boston Red Sox beating the Detroit Tigers yesterday in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, or ALCS. Boston won the game by a score of 5 to 2 thanks to the bumbling-stumbling feet of Tiger 1st Baseman, Prinz Fielder. I missed most of the first 5 innings since I was watching the all day marathon of ′The White Queen′ on the Starz Network, leading up to the 10-part series finale, entitled The Final Battle. My investment in TV viewing was well rewarded with a brief scene of the lovely young actress, Freya Mavor, doing a topless, nude, naked love scene. Yum-Yum!

So, once the show was finished, I switched over to the ballgame and watched as Boston took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 5th inning. This is usually what happens which is why I rarely watch Detroit sport teams on TV. I seem to be a jinx! So I next went to Foxy News to see what Geraldo was up to. After a bit, when Geraldo switched gears from politics to something about Baby Hope, whoever she is or was, I went back to the ballgame just in time to watch Detroit score 2 runs and then see the double play Boston achieved thanks to the clumsy Fielder. This guy does not belong on a sports team. He looks like he should be working at a pawn shop or as a bouncer at some cheap, table-service nightclub that does not offer premium spirits. Boston came back with a grand slam and that was the end of that. Next stop, the World Series to face the St. Louis Cardinals.

Perhaps the reason that a second, new sea serpent found in Southern California is to remind us all that there is more to life than politics, sports, or even nudity on television! That there are still great and wonderful mysteries in our world yet to be discovered. Just in the past few weeks, we have learned more about Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman (or Yeti), oarfish, and the Stejneger′s beaked whale. Remains of the asteroid that exploded over Russia were also located, a half-ton meteorite was found in a lake. Plus we had a lunar eclipse and another close fly-by of a huge asteroid, some 1,300 feet wide, that missed Earth by a mere 4 million miles. Don′t worry, it′ll be back in a couple decades, making an even closer pass, but NASA says the odds of it hitting us are only 1 in 48,000. Yes, Planet Earth is a fun place, even with Barack Obama around!