2-Headed Dolphin Washes Ashore
Museum in Turkey hopes to display it
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 12, 2014 11:36 AM CDT
A conjoined dolphin found in the Aegean Sea coastal town of Dikili, Turkey.    (Tugrul Metin)

(Newser) – What appears to be a two-headed dolphin has washed up on a beach in Dikili, near the Aegean city of Izmir, Turkey. A marine biologist at Akdeniz University hasn't seen the remains in person but says they appear to be that of rare conjoined dolphins, reports the Independent. The marine biologist adds that the university would like to display the creature at its museum, if the remains can be located. A vacationing gym teacher took the original photo, which has gone viral. (In other sea oddities, two strange-looking creatures, here and here, surfaced recently.)

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beulah snodgrass
Dec 1, 2014 11:54 PM CST
It apparently washed ashore because it couldn't decide in which direction to head.
iq145
Aug 12, 2014 9:08 PM CDT
They'd better hide it before the japanese come running with their bibs on!
Lou Bernardo
Aug 12, 2014 5:14 PM CDT
Animals born with birth defects always die to keep the strain healthy and free from propagating the birth defects ---- that is all except in humans who don't so they can spread the problem to future generations.