The conjoined twin whales were found dead by a group
of scientists and they are suspected to have been
The conjoined twins didn’t survive
These conjoined twin gray whales found washed up in a
lagoon could be the first of their kind ever discovered.
The Siamese pair were spotted by a group of scientists
in Mexico’s Laguna Ojo de Liebre, or Scammon’s
Scientists suspect the calves were miscarried because
the carcass was only seven feet long, compared to the
normal newborn gray whale size of 12 to 16 feet.
Conjoined twins have occurred in other species including
fin, sei and minke whales.
But an online search, plus a search of the Natural
History Museum of Los Angeles database, did not reveal
any records of this type.
It is unknown whether the mother survived the birth.
It’s not the first two-headed animal to be discovered
recently. A piglet was born with conjoined heads and had
two noses, two mouths and three eyes.
He was among a litter of 10 piglets born recently in
Nanchang, the capital of eastern China’s Jiangxi