Between Kim Kardashian’s selfie book and now this, I’m starting to legitimately think that we might be approaching the end of days. (See also: Global warming and wars on most of the continents.) The body of a one-year-old dolphin calf washed ashore on Turkey’s west coast of Izmir on Monday, measuring approximately three feet in length. According to The Daily Mail, the body was found by a stunned local teacher:
‘I couldn’t take it in at first – I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me – I’ve never even heard about a dolphin like this let alone seen one with my own eyes – I was completely shocked.’
The stunned teacher called the police who came and removed the dolphin to a laboratory for further investigation. Early reports said the eyes on one of the dolphin heads were not properly opened – neither was one of the blow holes.
Associate professor Mehmet Gokoglu from the marine-biology department at the Ak Deniz University said he welcomed the opportunity to study the strange dolphin adding: ‘Such a dolphin is a very rare occurrence – similar to the occurrence of conjoined human twins’.
It’s kind of incredible that it even lived to be one-year-old, being that it was a half-blind two-headed dolphin that could barely breathe. We didn’t have rights to the images of it, so check out the video below to view it. Unfortunately it’s not quite as pretty as the amazing Photoshop image I created up top — which we are seriously considering putting on UPROXX t-shirts in the near future.