Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fish Scale

Today we had a close look at a yellow tail fish using a digital microscope. We checked it out to see if it had all the things a fish has to have to be a fish. Gills? Yes. Fins? Yes. A backbone? Yes, as far as we could tell from the outside. Scales? (most fish have these, but not all) Yes.
The movie showing here is of one of the scales.


Anonymous said...

Awesome fish scale guys, I wonder what else would look good under the microscope, maybe their eyes or fins, I wonder if you get an eel would you see through all the slime? Good work!

SuzyMc said...

I never thought a fish scale could be so interesting. I just know I don't like finding them in my fish pie!

I wonder if you have had a chance to look at different types of crystals under the microscope?