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Two-headed dolphin: 'similar to conjoined twins'

Two-headed dolphin washes ashore on a beach in western Turkey, according to Dogan news agency. A vacationing gym teacher discovered the two-headed dolphin, which scientists say is a rare occurrence. 

Two-headed dolphin

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 named Tugrul Metin.

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

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.