Narrator: This is Science Today. At least one of every four hundred and eighty-two fish families in the world will be imaged as part of a five-year project that combines MRI technology with one of the world's largest collections of preserved fish specimens. The result will be the Digital Fish Library Project – an online catalog of three-dimensional, high-resolution images available to anyone with Internet access. Dr. Cheryl Peach, academic coordinator of the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, says a large part of the project is bringing Scripps research to the broadest possible audience, including students and teachers.
Peach: The role that we have in this project is one in which we were taking on the educational aspects of the Digital Fish Library project, where we will be creating teaching modules for students, so that they can have access to the technology and the fish collections. One of the primary objectives is to actually demonstrate to students and involve students in something that approximates the process of scientific research.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin .