Gallery: Japanese Loggerhead Turtle Swims Again With Prosthetic Flipper...


A 25-year-old loggerhead turtle that lost her fins to a shark attack received a new pair of prosthetic limbs on Tuesday. Scientists at the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe, Japan, designed the new limbs using the latest developments in artificial flipper technology and—after 26 earlier attempts at replacing her fins—have finally enabled the turtle to finally swim at a normal speed.

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  1. Connor Victorio February 20, 2013 at 6:54 am

    can’t help but think this was a waste of money

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