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Conjoined whale twins wash ashore in Mexico lagoon

Rare conjoined grey whale twins have been found dead, washed ashore in a Mexican lagoon.

The dead conjoined whales have been washed ashore in a Mexican lagoon. Credit: Handout/APTN

In video footage released by the Mexican Natural Protected Areas Commission, the twins - conjoined at the stomach - are seen in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon in the north-western state of Baja California Sur, which opens out into the Pacific Ocean.

Scientists from the commission told local media they believe the dead calves could have died as a result of a miscarriage. The commission say this could be the first recorded case of conjoined whale twins.