Digital Dissection

The same medical technology used to image brain tumors and torn knee ligaments is taking the field of marine biology to a new dimension by allowing anyone with Internet access to examine fish as never before. This Web page describes how researchers at the University of California, San Diego’s Keck Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography plan to create a high-resolution, three-dimensional, online catalog of fishes from Scripps’s Marine Vertebrate Collection. Accompanying video clips illustrate and explain the process.

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