x-ray ichthyology X-ray Ichthyology includes exquisitely detailed radiographic images of 46 fish from the Academy's Ichthyology collection. The Academy's collection is one of the top five in the world, containing over 2 million specimens. To facilitate a deeper understanding and utilization of these specimens, the Academy's Ichthyology Department conducted a unique survey of its most important specimens with radiography, or x-rays, with support from the National Science Foundation.


The Exhibit

X-Ray Ichthyology exhibit panorama

Click the image above to see a navigable panorama of the exhibit. Requires QuickTime.


The Book

X-Ray Ichthyology bookPublished in conjunction with the Academy's X-RAY ICHTHYOLOGY special exhibit, this book features more than four dozen species of sealife as you've never seen them before. Accompanied by detailed yet concise scientific data supplied by David Catania, Senior Collection Manager in the California Academy of Sciences Department of Ichthyology. Softcover, 60 pages.

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