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mwhities
02-28-2008, 14:39
Bionic turtle? Caregivers seek prosthetic flipper - Science - MSNBC.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23389845/)

doczerothree
02-28-2008, 14:44
Science is inspirational

rfb3
02-28-2008, 15:44
Did they name the turtle Steve Austin?

mm_dm
02-28-2008, 16:11
I always visit that place when I go to South Padre and I try to be generous with donations. They are doing some really awesome work.

hungry4adventure
02-28-2008, 19:15
My 5-year old daughter can't get enough of that turtle. She thinks he is so brave. She says that she likes him even more than Michelangelo (one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which is her favorite cartoon).

I have to agree with her, he is a very impressive turtle.

rye_a
02-28-2008, 23:37
Apparently all the human children who need cutting edge prostheses must already have them...

dallasdivergirl
02-29-2008, 07:05
I will have to go check this out when ever I go visit there.

caroln
02-29-2008, 18:39
I love this story. It's pretty amazing what science can do. It's kinda cool that this turtle could go on if the prosthesis works and help save her own species by making lots of baby turtles. They are an endangered species, so every turtle is important. It's nice that a critter with such a strong fighting spirit is being given the body to live up to that spirit.

FyVe
02-29-2008, 21:10
i saw something about green sea turtles on discovery HD theater that really touched me, much like this. i like the work these people do. there is also a link to the dolphin prosthetic story on that page.

newways
03-01-2008, 13:27
I don't even know what to think. A prosthetic flipper for a turtle...Welcome to the aquarium. Have some force fed squid.