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Conjoined Grey Whales Discovered In Baja California Lagoon

It’s the beginning of gray whale calving season in the lagoons of Baja California, Mexico, and fishermen there recently had a rare find: conjoined whale twins.

The conjoined calves were deceased when discovered in Laguna Ojo de Liebre, or Scammon’s Lagoon. Discovery News reported that the twins were smaller than normal — about seven feet long compared to 12 to 16 ft. for healthy calves — and may have been miscarried.

The find is extremely rare, although conjoined whales of other species have been documented.

An unusually high number of whales are being spotted off the coast of Southern California this migration season. The Los Angeles Times reports the number of grey whales spotted in December was double what it was last year.

Conjoined Whales