3D Scans of Orca Skeleton
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center have published an orca bone atlas created from the skeleton of transient orca Hope who stranded and died in 2002 (http://www.ptmsc.org/boneatlas/).
The orca bone scans that form the atlas were produced by the Idaho Virtualization Laboratory at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, as part of the Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Arctic Project, funded by the National Science Foundationhttp://bones.iri.isu.edu/.
They are also producing bone scans for the Sitka Sound Science Center in Alaska. A young male orca named Kruzof was found washed up on Kruzof Island 18 months ago. If you follow this link, you can follow his journey from beach to lab over the past year and a half: http://www.kcaw.org/2012/03/23/orca-skeleton-scanned-reassembled-in-sitka/
Kruzof's bones will soon be on display at the Sitka Sound Science Center.
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