15 Apr '12, 6pm

Viper Eel, More Undersea Creatures in X-ray Exhibit

Viper Eel, More Undersea Creatures in X-ray Exhibit

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History /via You may have seen a moray eel and other undersea creatures, maybe while swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, StumbleUpon -ing. But what about from the inside out? The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is giving people a chance to see animals from another perspective, with a traveling exhibit called “X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out .” It's a chance to lure us in to learn a thing or two about others that share the planet with us. Underwater creatures --- no cats (unfortunately, because the Internet loves cats ). The Viper Moray Eel featured above grows to be as long at 1.5 meters (almost 5 feet). It uses that X-rayed body to "sit and wait " for prey, hiding in a rock crevice or among the coral . The X-ray below is of an Eusphyra blochii, or Winghead Shark . Smithsonian/Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH /...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/viper-moray-ee...

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