Thailand helps sea turtle swim again with prosthetic flippers

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Goody, a turtle in Thailand who lost her left flipper years ago after she was entangled in a fishing net, can swim again.

Thanks to prosthetic flippers donated by the Thai environment authorities and researchers at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

"She's swimming much better and she's learning to use the two flippers to turn. You can see the difference," said Nantarika Chansue, a veterinarian who took part in the development of Goody's prosthetic flipper.

The team has been developing prostheses for injured sea turtles, following similar projects in Japan and the United States.

Another 10 Thai turtles, who've had similar injuries, are set to benefit from the project.

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