FLORIDA KEYS, Fla. (NBCNC) - There is a first-of-its-kind catch off the Florida Keys after a fisherman working off the coast caught a pregnant bull shark on the end of his line.
A two-headed bull shark fetus was removed from its mother, and the fisherman donated his catch to scientists -- who recently published an article in the Journal of Fish Biology.
According to researchers at Michigan State University, it's a highly unusual phenomenon and the first known case of its kind anywhere.
The term "axial bifurcation" refers to the deformity, in which the embryo doesn't finish splitting into two separate organisms or twins and results in the two-headed mutation.
The team of scientists led by C. Michael Wagner reports that such organisms rarely survive in the wild due to their size and their inability to find food.
Trotwood-Madison school officials prepare for snow with their football team headed to Massillon for the state championship game.
Waynesville rescue crews rescued nine people after a minivan slammed into a house.
Clayton police are investigating a possible OVI crash.
Firefighters evacuated the Northmont High School auditorium Wednesday night after smoke filled the auditorium.
A Winter Storm Watch will take effect late Thursday night through late Friday night for most of the area.