American Biologist Intends to Scan All Types of Fish

26.07.2016

Adam Summers, a specialist at Washington University (USA) have started to implement a large-scale project, which will help to understand the structure of all known fish species and features of their biomechanics. To do this, the scientist will receive up to 33 000 images with the help of a computer tomography.

American Biologist Intends to Scan All Types of Fish

Summers first time applied the scanner to find out what was inside the cartilaginous skeleton of eagle ray. At the moment, already 540 species of fish are digitized, the biologist puts all the images on the Web, where they can be downloaded for free. In fact, to scan all kinds, it will take several years. The resulting images are valuable for all who study the process of evolution and marine species and their behavior.