What You See When You Turn A Fish Inside Out
Sandra Raredon works at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and it’s her job to look inside fish. The museum holds specimens of nearly 4 million fish representing 70% of the world’s known species. The incredible forms that these fish have evolved are captured in this new exhibit, X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out.
From top left, see the disc-shaped lookdown, the aerodynamic wingtip shark, the snake-like viper moray, the tropical long-nose butterflyfish, and the intimidating long-spine porcupinefish. The exhibit has a wonderful Flickr gallery, and will be at the National Museum of Natural History through August 2012. From there it will travel the country as part of the SITES program, full schedule here.
Specialized and exotic, looking inside these fish is a fantastic way to appreciate the wonders of evolution that have sprung from nature’s continuing journey.
Bonus: Here’s an interactive fish x-ray explorer!
(via Smithsonian Museum)