Hammerhead Shark - Ventral View

By Dan Sykes

X-ray micro-CT scan of the head of a Hammerhead shark. This image shows the composition of the shark's head (muscle and connective tissue - brown and cartilage - white). This scan was originally used to 3D print this shark head and test the flow through the nostrils, that underpin this species' highly developed sense of smell. The same data is now also being used to study the differences between the dentition of sharks and rays.

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