Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Shark Womb Raider, Dr. Lara Croft

The first ever shark C-Section birth has been preformed at Discovery Cove in Florida by Dr. Lara Croft,  womb raider:

As for the sharks, they are eating small pieces of fish and acting normally, said Denise Swider, who assisted Drs. Scott Gearhart and Lara Croft.

"The surgery was performed in a blow-up kiddy pool right next to the mother shark's tank, which allowed the surgeons to go underwater and remain mobile. Anesthesia was pumped into the water, and oxygen was pumped across the animal's gills for ventilation. As the pups came out, Discovery Cove staff put them right into adjacent holding pens.

"The shark wasn't exactly feeling hungry right after the surgery, but we always separate the pups from the mother right after birth to make sure there's absolutely no problem," Swider said.

Surgeries have been performed on sharks, and C-Sections have been performed on stingrays, but this specific surgery has never been performed on a shark, so far as Discovery Cove's scientists can tell. "

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Laury Coenen said...

Very appropriate name, you couldn't make it up if you tried :p

David said...

Another take on the movie "The Cradle Of Life!" :)