Fish Division Three Dimensional Scanner
This surface scanner will not only allow researchers to make wonderful and novel discoveries about shape evolution and the functional and evolutionary morphology of fishes, but it will expand our options for making true specimen data available for Museum visitors (in house or virtually). Stay tuned as we make some of these three-dimensional materials available. Below are images and in the small print at the bottome of the window, there are downloadable three dimensional PDF files (please view in recent Adobe Acrobat or other compatible viewers) to explore Museum specimens in novel ways. The first images were produced for our upcoming Museum podcast - What the Fish? - Stay tuned for more information on this new Museum outreach. The first fish we are exploring is the Jaggedhead Gurnard (Gargariscus prionocephalus).
As part of our ongoing work on the evolution of deep-sea fishes, we have scanned a few representatives with a 3D PDF of the lizardfish (Synodus variegatus) below.