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The Scoop: Lucky Dolphin Gets World's First Artificial Fin

The Scoop: Lucky Dolphin Gets World's First Artificial Fin

When Fuji, a 37-year-old dolphin, in Okinawa, Japan came down with a kind of necrosis (death of cells or tissues through disease), her future looked pretty bleak. In order to save her life, local doctors had to amputate 75 percent of her tail – but she got a brand-new $83,000 one instead. What's it made of? Watch the video and see!

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ajennilynrushhh ajennilynrushhh 8 years
wow. well now the dolphin is still alive and happy :) what a fin.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
"tyre" lol
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
wow thats an expensive limb. I wonder is it because of the plastic and carbon that it's so much money, or becasue its the first of it kind.
millarci millarci 8 years
Wow that's incredible! I wonder where they got the money to do that...
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