Shark With Two Heads Washes Up on Turkish Beach

Body of two-headed dolphin washes up on beach in Turkey
The unusual calf, which was discovered by Tugrul Metin on Monday, had two heads, but a single body and tail. The body was taken for study by marine biologists.
BY Lee Moran
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:44 AM

The 1-year-old calf was found dead near the town of Izmir, Turkey. EAST MED MEDIA The 1-year-old calf was found dead near the town of Izmir, Turkey.

A two-headed dolphin has been discovered on a Turkish beach after washing up onto the shore near Izmir on Monday.

Educator Tugrul Metin, 39, was walking along the western town's sands when he spotted the dead mammal.

Just 3.2-feet in length, the 1-year-old calf had two heads but then appeared to merge down to share one tail.

"I couldn't take it in at first," Metin told AOL Travel. "I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me -- I've never even heard about a dolphin like this let alone seen one with my own eyes -- I was completely shocked."

Metin called cops and the deceased sea mammal's body was taken to a nearby science laboratory for further investigation.

Marine biologist Mehmet Gokoglu, from Ak Deniz University, said he "welcomed" the chance to study such a unique animal.

"Such a dolphin is a very rare occurrence -- similar to the occurrence of conjoined human twins," he said.

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^boner happened, so many possibilities!

That looks like that kinda shark with the alien-like extendable lower mouth. Bad description but I've seen gifs of it on here eating and it's pretty weird looking. They're sure that's a 2-headed dolphin? Phone Post 3.0

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definitely a shark, never believe the media.

Looks like a two headed great white or thresher shark. Phone Post 3.0

Is that a giant kipper?

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CSWrestler - That looks like that kinda shark with the alien-like extendable lower mouth. Bad description but I've seen gifs of it on here eating and it's pretty weird looking. They're sure that's a 2-headed dolphin? Phone Post 3.0
The goblin dolphin! Those things are pretty damn scary . Phone Post 3.0

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