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Behold, a 2-Headed Baby Turtle

SC sea turtle group says 'we thought we had seen it all'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 1, 2019 8:49 AM CDT
A two-headed Loggerhead sea turtle. Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island says the hatchling was found alive Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 and released into the ocean. Marine biologist Amber Kuehn says a genetic...   (Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island via AP)

(Newser) – A group that monitors sea turtles in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has reported finding a two-headed Loggerhead hatchling. Sea Turtle Patrol Hilton Head Island says in a Facebook post that "we thought we had seen it all," until the group found "this bicephalic hatchling on Tuesday. The group's leader, marine biologist Amber Kuehn, says a genetic mutation caused the second head on the turtle, since named Squirt and Crush and released into the ocean. The group shared a picture of the turtle that showed the creature's small body partially eclipsed by a gloved hand, reports the AP. "Good luck to Squirt and Crush!" says the post. Kuehn says Crush and Squirt couldn't really swim, as the heads controlled separate flippers and weren't working together. (Read more sea turtle stories.)

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