Outdoors

Two-headed baby sea turtle found along SC beach

Posted July 26, 2021 10:01 a.m. EDT

Credit: South Carolina State Parks

— 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.

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