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Injured sea turtle fitted with prosthetic flipper

Veterinarians in Thailand outfitted an olive ridley sea turtle with a prosthetic left flipper to replace the section of flipper she lost after becoming entangled in a fishing net. The flipper will not enable the turtle to be returned to the sea, but it has enabled her to swim better and will improve her quality of life in captivity, says veterinarian Nantarika Chansue.

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