North Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea
Dikili/Izmir, Turkey, Europe, North Atlantic Ocean
4 Aug 2014
Dicephalic - two-headed aborted fetus
Aytemiz, I., E. Danyer, et al. (2014). "Preliminary report of a conjoined bottlenose dolphin(Tursiops truncatus) calf stranded on the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey. ." Journal of the Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment 20(3): 274-279. Abstract - On 4 August 2014, a male conjoined dicephalic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) calf was found dead on the beach of Dikili/Izmir, the Aegean coast of Turkey. This is the first case of conjoined cetacean reported in Turkey and the second in the Mediterranean Sea.