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kemp's ridley sea turtle scan

An Inside Job

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution possesses the only imaging facility in the world entirely dedicated to marine research: the Computerized Scanning and Imaging Facility (CSI), led by biologist Darlene Ketten.  Using the CSI, scientists can make three-dimensional reconstructions of animals, such as this Kemp’s ridley turtle. Today WHOI seeks funding to purchase a new CT/PET scanner, which will allow scientists to better understand the sophisticated sensory reactions of many live marine animals, including hearing in marine mammals; color changes in octopus and squid; responses to sound, light, and odors in fish; and magnetic field responses in sea turtles. (Photo courtesy of Darlene Ketten, WHOI Computerized Scanning and Imaging Facility)


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