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Conjoined whale calves wash up on Mexican beach

Last Updated: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 17:59

Zee Media Bureau

Mexico City: Two conjoined grey whale calves have been found washed up on a beach in Mexico.

The conjoined whales were spotted by fisherman in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, which opens to the Pacific Ocean in the Baja California peninsula, according to reports.
Mexican officials say the whales were found alive but died shortly after being born. They were joined at the waist, with two full heads and tail fins.

Benito Bermudez, a marine biologist and CONANP`s regional manager described the discovery as "exceptionally rare, without any precedent" in the region.

Every winter, hundreds of grey whales migrate from the Bering Sea to the warmer waters of Baja California, attracting tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of the animals.

Nearly 1,200 grey whales were spotted in the region in the 2012-2013 season.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 16:49

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