Gray whale conjoined discovery rare exception exceptional
Mexico City: Fisherman found a conjoined pair off gray whale calves northwestern Mexican Lagoon. This discovery is entitled by marine biologists of government as “exceptionally rare”.
The 13 foot long siamese whales were dead on their discovery at Ojo de Liebre lagoon, opening to the Baja California peninsula.
National Natural Protected Areas Commission (CONANP) verified the discovery on Monday.
The half-ton species were joined at the waist with separate heads and tails- Benito Bermudez, marine biologist and CONANP’s regional manager.
He described the discovery as ‘exceptionally rare, without any prior of its type’.
Scientists are studying the whales and have planned to look for any other case in whales.
Hundreds of gray whales migrate from the Bering Sea to the warmer regions of Baja California, attracting tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of them.
Almost around 1,200 gray whales were spotted in the region in the 2012-2013 season.