ABOUT THE PROJECT
Introducing The Skulls Project!
We are so excited to reveal our new longterm educational and outreach project which combines incredible scientific illustrations with a relatively lesser known part of shark science: shark skulls!
We teamed up with Seisho Song, a highly detail oriented student from Eckerd College, who has a fascination for shark anatomy and skeletal preservation. He has meticulously and beautifully prepared and preserved dozens of shark skulls, which he shares with others to help educate others on the intricate structures found beneath the layers of skin and muscle. Last summer, Seisho gave the Shark Lab two of these specimens, and the idea for The Skulls Project was ignited.
After receiving these beautifully preserved skull pieces, Shark Lab Creative Director Chelle Blais, spotted an unusual opportunity! She realized how many people don’t have access to information about the anatomy of a shark’s skull and how exciting it would be to share amongst shark enthusiasts, educators and scientists alike! And what better way to do so than through art! So when our paths crossed with Scientific Illustrator, Janavi Kramer, we knew we had the perfect match!
Janavi, Beyond and Below Art, is an extremely talented Ocean Artist and Scientific Illustrator, based in the UK. Her paintings are vibrant, intricate and captivating; showcasing the wonders of the Ocean. She uses her art tell stories and spread awareness of the threats impacting the Ocean. With her eye for detail, Janavi has created our first illustrations for the project with immense depth and accuracy.
We hope that you will enjoy seeing this collaboration come to life and that it will help contribute towards shark science and outreach.
Posters will continue to be created and added to this page. Please click the DOWNLOAD button below to download the file to print and use for educational materials!
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