Say What?!: Injured Sea Turtle’s Shell Gap Filled with 3D-Printed Brace

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – An injured loggerhead sea turtle with a gap in her shell was fitted with a 3D-printed brace by a team of California researchers.

The Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, said the female turtle was rescued from a New Jersey power plant and brought to the aquarium, where researchers noticed she was suffering multiple physical maladies, including abnormal spine curvature and a gap in her shell.

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