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According to staff at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan, Fuji, the first dolphin in the world to receive a prosthetic tail fin, has died of liver disease at an age estimated to be about 45. Credit: Getty Creative In early October, aquarium officials observed Fuji's appetite decreasing and her swimming patterns becoming unstable. She passed away on November 1. VIDEO: Dolphins Give Each Other Unique Names Fuji arrived at the aquarium in 1976, after having been captured off Ito City, on Japan's eastern shore. In 2002, an unknown disease caused 75 percent of her tail fin to rot. Without the fin, a dolphin cannot maneuver in the water. But thanks to a rubberized prosthetic tail fin...