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post #1 of 5 Old 01-15-2010, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Dolphin gets prosthetic fin

Saw this on TV today. Apparently the dolphin caught some kind of disease that rotted away it's fin so they removed it and gave it an artificial one.

I didn't even know this could be done....it's amazing what we as humans can do for other animals . Just thought yall might like to see it

Fast forward about halfway through the video to see the prosthetic close up.

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in the old days the dolphin would have simply died... we are defeating natural selection not meant to offend but there are bigger fish to fry for us as humans then making prosthetics for dolphins. simply my opinion

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Meh.....the way i see it...if the animal is in captivity and there's something we can do about it....why not?

But i see what you mean and agree about it with certain animals. This may be harsh but i don't support the save the pandas campaign being pushed at my school. Apparently there's only 80 giant pandas/red pandas left in the world and 72 of them are in captivity. Well.....if the damn things can't survive on their own and can only survive with human interference then....you see where i'm going with this

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in the old days the dolphin would have simply died... we are defeating natural selection not meant to offend but there are bigger fish to fry for us as humans then making prosthetics for dolphins. simply my opinion

Aw C'mon man. The association of porpoise prosthetics is union and only got 2.3 billion from hussein to put it on.

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If it is working that well on a dolphin. Maybe they are just testing different materials and stuff that they could eventually use on humans.

My friend lost both of his legs in the army and they are always trying new materials to try to reduce the pain. It has changed so much just in the last few years.

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I have one of his old legs in my closest as a gag gift.
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