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.
The Austin Parks Department board will vote on a new design for Auditorium Shores that expands a proposed off leash dog park area by one acre.
Two school buses crashed Tuesday morning in South Austin but none of the children on board were hurt, officials said.
On Tuesday, Capital Metro will roll out it's new MetroRapid fleet and run multiple tests gearing up for its January 2014 debut.
An 8-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Democrats say they finally hold a statewide office again in Texas — thanks to a Republican who's switching sides.
Leander ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the state. Their latest demographic report shows a shift in the type of families moving into the district.