Dolphins at Surfers' Paradise aquarium, Australia, are providing plasma for medical research as well as entertainment for visitors.
Sign 'arineland' Australia. Zoom out to man carrying medical tray
GV Girl in bikini with dolphin in low water
SV People looking on
CU Research workers extracting plasma form dolphin (3)
CU Girl watches
SCU Mr. Brown takes syringe form dolphin
Interior laboratory SV Research worker places blood phials into centrifuge
SV Researcher sorts through bold samples (2 shots)
SV Zoom into CU Plasma phial
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Background: Dolphins at Surfers' Paradise aquarium, Australia, are providing plasma for medical research as well as entertainment for visitors.
Researchers at Austin Hospital, Melbourne, a thousand miles away, are looking into all aspects of human blood clotting and they asked for a supply of dolphin plasma from Marineland.
The hospital's blood unit has found that dolphin plasma has anti-clotting properties that could lead to a breakthrough in the field, When supplies are needed the dolphin pool is emptied at Surfers' Paradise, blood is drawn form them and flown to Melbourne for the research work.