Two-headed baby sea turtle found along SC beach
Posted July 26, 2021 10:01 a.m. EDT
Edisto Island, S.C. — Workers and volunteers at Edisto Beach State Park recently came across a two-headed baby sea turtle.
WMBF News reports they were conducting a normal inventory of turtle nests when they noticed three loggerhead hatchlings -- and one had two heads.
According to experts, it’s the result of a genetic mutation.
Other two-headed hatchlings have been found at state parks in the past, but it’s the first recorded at Edisto Beach State Park.
After taking a few photos to mark the occasion, the hatchling and two others found were safely released into the ocean.