Prosthetic Tail Success for Fuji the Dolphin

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Prosthetic Tail Success for Fuji the Dolphin

Postby ssar » Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:41 am

Prosthetic Tail Success for Fuji the Dolphin

"A JAPANESE dolphin called Fuji is squealing with delight after receiving a prosthetic tail to replace the one that was amputated due to a skin disease."

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/s ... 95,00.html

And here is the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium's (english) project report webpage on it:

http://www.kaiyouhaku.com/en/news/05041 ... eport.html

THAT is fantastic.
Great to see modern technology being used in such a great way.
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Postby Llaaldara » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:17 pm

That's AWESOME!! :D

Thanks for the post!! It was exciting to read about that. Let's hope they make a real breakthru with the construction and attachment. :)
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Postby Cirath » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:57 pm

Well, that's disappointing. It doesn't even have torpedoes.

On a side note, I wonder how much money they spent developing and creating that prosthetic that could have been used helping human beings.
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Postby Yasden » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:44 pm

Where's the frickin' laser beam on its frickin' head?!
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Postby alendar » Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:34 pm

Yasden wrote:Where's the frickin' laser beam on its frickin' head?!


rather seen the sonar/microwave beam from johnny neumonic!!
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Postby ssar » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:52 am

Cirath wrote: I wonder how much money they spent developing and creating that prosthetic that could have been used helping human beings.


Naaa, too many ppl suck & are a waste of resources.
More help for tha (real) animals!
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Postby Llaaldara » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:30 pm

Cirath wrote:Well, that's disappointing. It doesn't even have torpedoes.

On a side note, I wonder how much money they spent developing and creating that prosthetic that could have been used helping human beings.


We have fins and flippers?
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Postby Cirath » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:04 pm

Llaaldara wrote:We have fins and flippers?


Other than food stamps and gift certificates, I am pretty sure money and money-like substances can be spent any way the wielder chooses. I just don't see why some refugee from a tuna net should get resources wasted on it.
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Postby Ashiwi » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:54 pm

Because dolphins are probably smart enough to know what's causing global warming...
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Postby Lathander » Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:08 am

Or trained to give the "correct" response by giving it fish.
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Postby Sarell » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:09 pm

People just arn't looking at the bigger picture! Once we hook up the remote control and have dolphins harvesting the worlds underwater food supplies you'll see the point!
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Postby ssar » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:32 pm

Sarell wrote:Once we hook up the remote control..


..and the head-mounted laser beam..
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Postby Tanji Smanji » Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:37 pm

Looks like a lot of wasted dolphin steaks to me.
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Postby Inames » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:38 pm

Tanji Smanji wrote:Looks like a lot of wasted dolphin steaks to me.


thats cruel... :twisted: :?
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Postby Cirath » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:30 pm

Inames wrote:thats cruel... :twisted: :?


You only say that because you've never tasted dolphin. As the song says, "maybe I'm a murderer, but I'm hungry and they're better off dead."

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