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Unique conjoined gray whale carcass found in Mexico

Unique conjoined gray whale carcass found in Mexico

Two local fishermen stumbled upon the lifeless carcass or conjoined twin gray whales calve. The twins, joined at the belly, probably died just after birth or were aborted by the mother just before birth. Conjoined twin whales are extremely rare to science and this is the first example of conjoined gray whale calf twins. A genetic malfunction during division of the embryos must have resulted in a non fatal incomplete division, resulting in the conjoined twins. Though fascinating, these poor creatures were doomed from the start, since conjoined whales have little hope for a fruitful life.

Click on the following link for a video report on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25669108

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