Many loves for this poor little guy!

One-flipper turtle gets Ninja suit to help it swim

ninja_turtle_txeg1051Turtle rescuers have demonstrated the first fin suit designed to allow a green sea turtle that lost three of its flippers to finally swim a straight line.

Workers at Sea Turtle Inc strapped Allison, a five-year-old rescued turtle, on Wednesday into a neoprene “ninja” suit that holds a carbon-fibre fin in place on her back. The fin acts as a rudder, allowing her to propel herself forward with her sole fin. The success follows failed attempts last year to fit her with a prosthetic rear flipper.

Before today, Allison could only swim in tight circles with her one good flipper.

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
AP

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