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Submission + - Turtle In Japan Receives Prosthetic Flippers (singularityhub.com)

kkleiner writes: "The curators at Suma Aqualife Park near Kobe, Japan have fitted an injured turtle with a pair of functioning prosthetic flippers. Just recently the 96 kilogram turtle received her 27th pair of prosthetic flippers, a testament to the difficulty and iteration that was required to design proper limbs for this turtle over several years. This turtle isn't the first damaged ocean dweller that Japan has tried to set right with prosthetics. Fuji, a dolphin at the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa became the world’s first dolphin to be fitted with a prosthetic tail in 2004."
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Turtle In Japan Receives Prosthetic Flippers

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