Carcass of Two-Headed Dolphin Washes Up on Beach

Marine biologists at Akdeniz University in Turkey will be examining the carcass of a two-headed dolphin calf that recently washed up onto the shore of a beach in Dikili, from the Aegean Sea last week.

The mammal, which according to The Daily Mail was believed to be around a year old and 3.2 feet in length, was initially spotted by a gym teacher on vacation.

IFLScience explains the bizarre two-headed feature is the result of a rare condition known as polycephaly, which can occur in numerous animals including snakes, fish and people. The conjoined-twin condition occurs when a fertilized egg fails to split completely.

According to early reports, the eyes were not opened on one of the dolphin heads and only one had an open blow hole.

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