Recently, I found this video and loved it. I connected it with the “Dolphin Tale” story about Winter the dolphin’s prosthetic tail. It’s an amazing video about a Loggerhead sea turtle in Japan that has been fitted with artificial flipper technology! It has some pretty awesome footage! The 212-pound sea turtle, Yu, is trying out her 27th pair of artificial front flippers. The current flipper design is fashioned from rubber “limbs” and a soft vest that can slip over Yu’s head. The aquarium curator believes Yu lost 1/3 of her right limb and 1/2 of her left flipper from a shark attack. The aquarium has been trying to fit Yu with super flippers since 2008. Apparently, other researchers have tried to fit sea turtles with prosthetic flippers as well but without much success. Yu’s flippers are currently the best and most durable prototype for a sea turtle prosthetic to date. It’s super cool how far scientists are going to try to provide non-releasable animals the best quality of life possible. I’m sure there are some nice media and business perks as well, but it’s still nice.