CHEMICALS TURN DEAD FISH INTO TRANSPARENT WORKS OF ART
Wired Science || February 24, 2014
Dead fish can be surprisingly beautiful. Hiding beneath their scales is an elegant, skeletal architecture, a complex biological scaffold that with some skill, can become art.
Adam Summers, who studies vertebrate biomechanics at the University of Washington, takes photos of the insides of fish as part of his research.
But the process is a lot more involved than snapping a pic with a cellphone. Some taking days to produce, his pictures reveal the intricate bony or cartilaginous infrastructure inside marine creatures like rays, skates, and fish.
- Scalyhead sculpin, Artedius harringtoni
- Spiny Lumpsucker
- Whitespotted greenling, Hexagrammos stelleri
- Giant electric ray, Narcine entemedor
- Little skate, Leucoraja erinacea
- Bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo