Fishermen find conjoined gray whale calves

2014-01-09 13:00
Conjoined gray whale calves lie dead on a beach inside the Ojo de Liebre lagoon near the town of Guerrero Negro, Baja Peninsula, Mexico. (File, AP)

Conjoined gray whale calves lie dead on a beach inside the Ojo de Liebre lagoon near the town of Guerrero Negro, Baja Peninsula, Mexico. (File, AP)

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Conjoined whales found in Mexico

2014-01-08 12:20

Two conjoined whale calves have been spotted in a North Western Mexican lagoon.WATCH

Mexico City - The Mexican government says fishermen found two rare conjoined gray whale calves in a northern Mexico lagoon that died shortly after being born.

Biologist Benito Bermudez says the whales were found alive in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon in the Baja California Peninsula but lived only a few hours.

Bermudez said on Wednesday they were linked at the waist, with two full heads and tail fins.

Bermudez is a marine biologist with the National Natural Protected Areas Commission, or CONANP. He said scientists are collecting skin, muscle and baleen samples to study the creatures.

Every year more than 20 000 gray whales swim to Mexico from Alaska to mate and give birth.

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