This specimen was collected from the Sawmill Sink blue hole, Abaco Island, northern Bahamas. It was made available to the University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Nancy Albury of the National Museum of the Bahamas and Dr. David Steadman of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Funding for scanning was provided by Dr. Timothy Rowe of the University of Texas at Austin. Funding for image processing was provided by UTCT. This project is a collaboration of UTCT, the National Museum of the Bahamas, and the Florida Museum of Natural History.
This specimen was scanned in order to make rapid prototypes, or 3D printouts, for use in education and community outreach programs, travelling exhibits and permanent exhibits for the National Museum of the Bahamas. The 3D models and visualizations provide exciting visual aids that will enhance public education of the natural history of the Bahamas without compromising the integrity of the singularly unique and beautifully preserved fossils.
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