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Two-Headed Dolphin Found Dead on Beach in Turkey

This photo of a conjoined dolphin was taken by gym teacher Tugrul Metin, while he was vacationing during the first few days of August 2014, in the Aegean Sea coastal town of Dikili, Turkey Tugrul Metin—AP

A rare occurrence, marine biologists told Turkish media

A corpse that appears to belong to a two-headed dolphin calf washed up on a beach in Turkey, the Associated Press reports.

Tugrul Metin, a gym teacher, was on vacation when he found the conjoined cetacean on a beach in Dikili, which is near the Aegean city of Izmir.

Marine biologist Mehmet Gokoglu called the incident rare, AP reports, and that the dolphin will be studied by researchers at Akdeniz University.

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