Thursday, April 9, 2009


Several stories about animal prosthetics have cropped up in the news recently. A green sea turtle taken to a Texas rescue center because she was missing a fin (presumably due to a shark attack) has been outfitted with a neoprene suit that has a tail to act as a rudder. A dolphin who got her tail caught in a crab trap off the coast of Florida has been rendered the world's first bionic sea creature. And the smashed skull of an American alligator hit by a car in the Florida Keys was repaired with 4 steel plates and 41 screws. I can't say I had too much sympathy for "Robo-Croc," which has since died, but I'm glad the turtle is no longer swimming in circles!

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