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Researchers Attempting To Develop Prosthetic Flippers For Injured Loggerhead Turtle
2013-02-17 08:53:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Officials at a Japanese aquarium are looking for a high-tech apparatus that will help an injured, endangered loggerhead turtle regain the ability to swim after she lost both front flippers in a 2008 shark attack. The 25-year-old turtle, which is named Yu, currently resides at the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe, where she was transported following the attack five years ago, according to Ruairidh Villar of Reuters. "She was in...

2010-12-14 14:45:00

MIAMI, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In a dazzling display of Holiday Splendor, Miami Seaquarium will transform into a Winter Wonderland for its annual Winter Nights & Lights Celebration from December 18 through December 30, 2010. Complete with nightly snowfall, a Kids Winterfest play area, extended park hours, Holiday themed shows and exhibits and a fireworks grand finale, Winter Nights & Lights, will light up Miami Seaquarium with colorfully illuminated animal sculptures and...

2010-10-07 11:42:00

MIAMI, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids will have a spooky good time at the annual Monster Splash Nighttime Bash, a family-friendly nighttime extravaganza at Miami Seaquarium featuring trick-or-treating, Halloween themed animal shows, a haunted house and lots of fun for kids. The annual event will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 29-31 from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Special admission price for the Nighttime Bash is only $24.95 plus tax for adults, and $19.95 plus tax for children...

2010-10-05 11:32:00

MIAMI, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As luck would have it, Miami Seaquarium has announced its 10/10/10 promotion which offers guests who are in line for park admission before 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 10, 2010 $10 admission. In addition, guests who arrive after 10:00 a.m. may enjoy $10 off admission throughout the rest of the day. The $10 off admission is only available with a coupon that can be found at www.miamiseaquarium.com/coupon. (Photo:...

2010-02-25 10:00:00

Life can be scary for endangered loggerhead sea turtles immediately after they hatch. After climbing out of their underground nest, the baby turtles must quickly traverse a variety of terrains for several hundred feet to reach the ocean. While these turtles' limbs are adapted for a life at sea, their flippers enable excellent mobility over dune grass, rigid obstacles and sand of varying compaction and moisture content. A new field study conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of...

2010-01-13 13:42:00

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, the acclaimed, Oscar contender documentary THE COVE will make its world free television debut on Animal Planet. The film - which makes an undercover, stealth investigation into the culling and slaughter of thousands of dolphins in remote Taiji, Japan - uses an 'Oceans Eleven'-style approach, bringing to light the dark reality of dolphin massacre. Animal Planet will air the critically lauded documentary in the first exclusive window...

2009-08-31 18:36:53

Officials with the Oregon Coast Aquarium said they have found a potent fundraiser in paintings created by a pair of sea lions. Jen DeGroot, a marine mammalogist at the Newport facility, said she taught sea lion Lea to paint and make flipper prints two years ago as a means of keeping the mammal occupied, and she soon found fellow aquarium workers and animal lovers were willing to pay for the flipper art, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Monday. We thought, 'This is a popular thing. We can...

2009-08-06 18:02:44

The man who trained dolphins playing Flipper on the popular 1960s U.S. TV show has turned animal activist, speaking out against dolphins held captive. Ric O'Barry has protested attractions featuring captive dolphins and has been arrested for cutting nets. O'Barry said he expects his biggest protest against dolphins' treatment will be the documentary, The Cove, a film about dolphin slaughter in Japan, the South Florida Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale reported Thursday. During the filming,...

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2006-02-20 11:40:25

The White-Flippered Penguin (Eudyptula albosignata) is the smallest species of penguin found in New Zealand. It nests only on Banks Peninsula and Motunau Island and is considered to be endangered with only around 3,750 breeding pairs. It is often considered to be a sub-species of the Little Penguin or even a mere variation of that species. Typically growing to 30 centimeters tall and weighing 1.5kg, it gains its name from the white markings on its flippers, unique to the species.

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.