Shark born with two heads discovered in The Gulf of MexicoBy Mason White 6:24 PM March 27, 2013
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By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A shark that was born with two heads was discovered in The Gulf of Mexico, according to a confirmed report by researchers.
The study conducted by experts at Michigan State University confirmed that the shark was a single shark with two heads, instead of Siamese twins.
“This is definitely one of those interesting instances and rarely detected,” Michael Wagner, assistant professor at the University of fisheries and wildlife, said.
“It’s good that we have this documented as part of the natural history of the world,” he added.
Professor Wagner and his team used MRI to reveal the shark had two different heads, hearts and stomachs, while the rest of the body in the back was formed from a single queue.
The two-headed bull shark was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, after a fisherman cut open the uterus of adult shark and discovered the baby.
It was brought to the department of marine sciences at the Florida Keys Community College and then taken to the University of Michigan for further analysis.
It is believed that similar creatures may have died before birth.
“You’ll see many more cases of two-headed lizards and snakes,” Professor Wagner said. “That’s because these organisms have been bred in captivity, and breeders are more likely to see these anomalies,” he added.
“It is a very cute shark or sharks,” Jack Davidson, who saw the shark told YourJewishNews.com.