Sea turtle is swimming again with Thailand’s first prosthetic flipper

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“Goody the sea turtle lost her left flipper years ago after she got stuck in a fishing net. She was left immobile — until a team of researchers in Thailand fitted her with the country’s first prosthetic flipper. 

The olive ridley sea turtle was helped by Thai environment authorities and a group at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University that has spent the past year developing prostheses for sea turtles, according to Reuters news agency. While this is the first prosthetic flipper in Thailand, other countries have helped sea turtles get their own similar flippers. In 2014, Israel gave a badly injured green sea turtle a new  flipper modeled after the wings of a fighter jet.”

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