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Lookdown fish (Selene vomer) specimens in an x-ray exposurefrom “X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out,” an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

Image right: Lookdown fish (Selene vomer) an image from “X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out,” an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Lookdown fish (Selene vomer) specimens in an x-ray exposure from the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service exhibition “X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out.” The collection of these fish X-rays in the National Museum of Natural History represents more than 70 percent of the world’s fish and is the largest and most diverse collection of its kind. Although the X-rays in the national collection were made for research purposes, their strikingly elegant images demonstrate the natural union of science and art and are a visual retelling of the evolution of fish. X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out,” showcase these dramatic prints exposing the inner workings of the fish.

 

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