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Dead two-headed dolphin discovered in Turkey


  • Turkish marine biologists will examine the conjoined two-headed dolphin calf that has washed up on a beach in western Turkey. (AP Photo / Tugrul Metin)
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ANKARA, Turkey » Turkish media reports say Turkish scientists will examine a two-headed dolphin that washed up on a beach in western Turkey.

The private Dogan news agency said the remains of conjoined dolphin calf were discovered on a beach in Dikili, near the Aegean city of Izmir last week by a vacationing gym teacher.

It quoted Akdeniz University marine biologist Mehmet Gokoglu as saying the dolphin was a rare occurrence, similar to conjoined twins.

Marine biologists at Akdeniz University will study the dolphin.

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