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Florida researchers find baby loggerhead turtle with two heads

By Ben Hooper
Interns conducting research for the University of Central Florida's Turtle Lab snapped photos of a two-headed logerhead turtle hatchling that they said was alive and energetic when they found it. Photo by L. Rittenberg/UCFTurtleLab/Twitter
Interns conducting research for the University of Central Florida's Turtle Lab snapped photos of a two-headed logerhead turtle hatchling that they said was alive and energetic when they found it. Photo by L. Rittenberg/UCFTurtleLab/Twitter

Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Interns at the University of Central Florida's Turtle Lab snapped photos of an extremely unusual discovery: A baby loggerhead turtle with two heads.

Kate Mansfield of the UCF turtle lab tweeted photos snapped by intern L. Rittenberg showing the two-headed loggerhead hatchling the interns encountered while out conducting research Tuesday.

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"Our interns discovered this rare 2-headed loggerhead hatchling yesterday! It was alive & energetic. So cool!" Mansfield tweeted.

The UCF Marine Turtle Research Group is dedicated to studying and promoting conservation of sea turtles.

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