A beach goer in Turkey was shocked when he discovered the remains of a conjoined dolphin calf. Turgul Metin, a vacationing gym teacher made the discovery on a beach in Dikili, Turkey.
Marine biologist Mehmet Gokogul told Turkish media occurrences of conjoined dolphin calves are extremely rare.
“I couldn’t take it in at first, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me,” Metin said to the Daily Mail. “I’ve never even heard about a dolphin like this let alone seen one with my own eyes. I was completely shocked.”
Scientists believe the dolphin was about one-year old and measures just over 3 feet in length.
Marine biologists at Akdeniz University plan to study the dolphin.
While rare, all sorts of animals can be born with two heads. Earlier this year a two-headed cow was born in Morocco. A two-headed alligator in Florida made the headlines last month, but that story looks to have been a hoax. Other recent reports of dual-head animals include turtles and pigs.