Monday, September 7, 2009

For objects of beauty - just look inside

One of the most amazing objects Dick Oehlenshlager showed the Collections class this week was a skeleton of a paddlefish.

In life, they are long faced creatures that look relatively prehistoric....  with large gaping mouths open to feed
 

But underneath this fleshy face is a structure that is so beautiful:
 
This image can be found on the "100 biology images" on the Science Museum of MN web site
The description of this object - and for a closer look can be found on the web site page:  http://www.smm.org/100objects/biology/paddlefish/



Video of Paddle fish eating - totally surreal and arty!
 

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