Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Winter"

"Winter", the injured Dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater. She was trapped in a Lobster trap and a fisherman found her and called the aquarium. Due to injuries received, she lost her tail and had to learn to swim again.

Winter now swims like a Shark with a side-to-side motion. This swimming technique is causing a curvature to her spine. So the vet and the developer created a prosthesis to replace her tail. Since there was nothing to attach the prosthesis to, they had to figure a way for her to keep it on while swimming, jumping, etc. It is held on by suction. She's pretty remarkable.
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