Prosthetic fins help propel sea turtle

02/13/2013 | Mashable

A turtle rescued by fishermen in 2008 is swimming again thanks to prosthetic fins. The animal is believed to have been attacked by a shark. The 220-pound female loggerhead sea turtle, named Hu, was fitted with dozens of artificial fins before Suma Aqualife Park researchers in Kobe, Japan, found the perfect match in her current rubber fins that are held in place with a vest.

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