Wednesday, September 27, 2006
An Inspiring Tale
Today I came across this fascinating and heartwarming story about Winter, a bottlenose dolphin who lost her tail in a unfortunate fishing accident. Scientists at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution are working on the possibility of creating a prosthetic tail for her, the first complete reconstruction of a tail of its kind. The Institute is consulting a diving gear manufacturer, a tire company and the Navy, which has experience attaching items to dolphins for military research. This should be an interesting story to follow along with to see if they are able to produce the tail and if it will be more effective in helping Winter lead a normal life. To read more about this amazing dolphin, click here.