We recently wrote about a two-headed bull shark found by fishermen. One of our readers, Christopher Johnston, then sent us an email with photos he had taken on September 27, 2008 of a similarly surprising find: a two-headed blue shark. As far as we know these photos have never been published anywhere before.
As we previously reported, there have been only about a half dozen reported cases of two-headed sharks. The phenomenon arises through conjoined development of twins, the same process that produces what used to be called Siamese twins in people.
Shark fishing in Maine:
But sharks were certainly on the roste. Brunswick native Chris Wegner and Buffalo, N.Y., resident Adam Steck — who joined Vanessa Tarr of Portland and Tony Gelardi of Kennebunkport as the anglers on the excursion for Day 1 of the tourney — each hooked a blue shark before the Atlantic Adventurer motored back into Port Harbor Marine for its weigh-in.