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This is a collection of stunningly beautiful black and white fish X-rays from the Division of Fishes of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution (which holds the world's largest collection of ichthyological specimens, and which, upon the reopening of its Hall of Oceans in the Summer of 2008, will put these images on permanent display). Some of the Smithsonian's oldest natural history samples of fish, many dating from the Nineteenth Century, were beginning to degrade with time; these X-ray images - the delicate bones are comparable to fine engravings - were created to preserve a record of the samples, but ended up being astonishing works of art in their own right.
Jean-Michel Cousteau - son of Jacques Cousteau - has carried on his father's legacy as an explorer, educator, film producer and environmentalist for more than four decades. In 1997 he founded the Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit marine conservation, research, and education organisation. Dr. Daniel Pauly is a Professor at the University of British Columbia's Fisheries Centre. He has contributed to numerous scientific journals and authored books, reports, and articles, mainly on the management of fisheries and ecosystem modelling. Lynne R. Parenti is a Curator of Fishes and Research Scientist at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. She has published extensively in scientific journals and is the co-editor and co-author of several books. Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California, Deborah Klochko has over twenty years' experience in photography museums as an educator, director, and curator. Stephanie Comer is a freelance photo researcher who has worked on a number of books, including The Moment of Seeing: Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts.
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