Bizarre two-headed dolphin washes up on Turkish beach

Vacationer discovers two headed dolphin corpse on Turkish beach.

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Published Tue, Aug 12 2014 8:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

Conjoined twins aren't exactly common in humans, but it's not something most of us have never seen or heard of. In the animal world, particularly when talking about aquatic creatures, conjoined twins are rare indeed. If a conjoined twin is born in the animal world presumably it's unable to function and dies quickly.

Bizarre two-headed dolphin washes up on Turkish beach | TweakTown.com

It's unclear exactly how long the bizarre looking conjoined dolphin lived, but estimates are that the animal was about 12 months old and it was 3.2 feet long. The dolphin washed up on a beach in Turkey and one of the creature's eyes was not fully formed according to the man who found the corpse.

The deceased dolphin will be studied by a marine biologist names Mehmet Gokoglu from Akdeniz University. The scientist says that a conjoined dolphin is very rare.

NEWS SOURCE:telegraph.co.uk

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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