Dolphin tail, disappearing bees

Here’s a very interesting story about creating a prosthetic fin for a dolphin.

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium unveiled a one-of-a-kind prosthetic fin Friday that could help the young dolphin Winter avoid developing a curvature of the spine which could put her in a permanent “bend” position. The female lost her own tail fluke in an accident in 2005.

Bees are disappearing all across the nation and here in Florida.

In November 2006, a Pennsylvania beekeeper preparing to winter in Florida reported the unexplained disappearance of two-thirds of his hives.

Six months later, “Colony Collapse Disorder,” as science has named a phenomenon recorded in two dozen states, has affected some 700,000 hives, including as much as a third of the bee population of Florida.

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About Brandon Haught

Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.
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