Article contributed by Julie Bokor (UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training)
Title: Audubon Core and 3D Biodiversity Data: Metadata, Practice, and Unification of Efforts
CT scans reveal details of internal anatomy without damaging specimens. Florida Museum of Natural History figure by Ed Stanley
A $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will launch a new initiative to “teleport” specimens from museum shelves to the internet by CT scanning 20,000 vertebrates and making these data-rich, 3-D images available to researchers, educators, students and the public.