BREAKING NEWS – Turlock, California – Giant, spike-toothed salmon that weighed almost 400 lbs. and was 9 feet long, once made their home in the ancient coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean. According to researchers from California State University, the now-extinct species spawned in California rivers approximately 11 million years ago. The team of researchers, led by vertebrate paleontologist Julia Sankey, stated that “Unlike rivers in Alaska today, where bears wait on spawning salmon to leap out of the water and get caught for an easy meal, 11 million years ago, things were reversed. Bears foolishly waiting on the leaping salmon back then, often themselves became the meal. We also believe that after getting surprised at the size of the vicious jumping fish, many of the bears abruptly dropped dead of a heart attack.”