The Tale of the Two-Headed Porpoise

June 16, 2017

The Tale of the Two-Headed Porpoise

The first known sighting of a two headed porpoise happened in the North Sea when two fishermen pulled in their net.  The already deceased symmetrical conjoined twins were photographed but thrown back into sea by the fisherman fearing legal prosecution for accidentally catching the creature in their beamtrawl nets.

Two-Headed Porpoise Found For First Time

Fished from a trawl net, Dutch fisherman stumbled upon the extremely rare catch in the North Sea.


The newborn male harbour porpoises were caught as accidental bycatch and thrown back into the North Sea by Dutch fishermen fearing it would be illegal to keep them.

Also in TalkStory