Saturday, July 27, 2013
"Sea Rescue" on ABC covers a prosthetic tail for a dolphin, useful for people with artificial limbs?
On Saturday morning, WJLA in Washington has been broadcasting episodes of ABCs “Sea Rescue” (30 minutes), and this morning the report concerned rescuing a dolphin that had lost her tail. It was fitting the morning I was unable to get tickets to sold out showings of “Blackfish”.
Sea World has a “Sea Inside” story about the show here.
Surgeons developed a prosthetic tail, and a glue was developed that also will be used in human prostheses.
David Hoye has a story on Huffington about the dolphin with the prosthetic tail (in Clearwater FL) here.
Apparently this story became the subject of “A Dolphin Tale” which I have not seen.