A two-headed baby turtle was discovered on a beach in the southern United States. Two-headed biceps reptiles are known to result from a polycephaly, which is a result of incomplete embryonic division.
According to CNN on the 3rd (local time), a two-headed turtle was discovered while conducting a turtle egg ecology survey at Edithto Beach, citing the South Carolina State Parks Facebook page.
According to the state park, a sea turtle patrol made up of staff and volunteers found three red sea turtles hatching on the 21st. A state park official said, “Especially, one turtle stood out because it had two heads, unlike other baby turtles.
Every summer, during the sea turtle hatching season, the patrol team patrols the turtle habitat located at Edito Beach to check the hatching status and quantity of turtle eggs.
When turtle eggs show signs of hatching, they dig a nest with eggs 3 to 5 days later and check how many hatched eggs and how many eggs failed to hatch. This will help determine the number and hatchability of newly born turtles.
A state park official said through a social networking service (SNS) that the patrol team waited for the baby turtles to hatch their own eggs and then sent the three turtles to the sea.
Netizens who heard the news posted on the state park’s SNS, saying, “It seems that we were born as a mutant by polluting the sea”, “I’m glad that (returning the turtle) did not disturb nature”, “Human interference They were in favor of fulfilling their role in nature without them,” and “I hope they survive well.”
By Jung Young-gyo, staff reporter [email protected]