Fourth Industrial Revolution

How one injured turtle can swim freely again thanks to a unique prosthetic limb

A giant green turtle swims underwater at a diving site near the island of Sipadan on Celebes Sea east of Borneo November 8, 2005.REUTERS/Peter Andrews - RP2DSFHCYTAB

A least 1,000 turtles a year get caught in fishing nets, for 9/10, it's fatal. Image: REUTERS/Peter Andrews

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Goody, an olive ridley sea turtle, shows off her bespoke artificial flipper. Image: Reuters
Around 1,000 turtles die each year from being tangled in plastic waste
Confusing plastic with food can cause internal bleeding and blockages in the turtles intestines Image: WWF

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