Tuesday, 4 March 2014

19th century fish attends Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for x-ray

A large 19th century fish made an unusual appearance at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital's radiography department when it was brought in for an x-ray.

Staff from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exeter enlisted the help of the hospital in order to see inside the ocean sunfish before beginning important conservation work on the specimen.

The fish was x-rayed early in the morning before patient appointments began.

The 127 year old specimen was caught in the Exe Estuary, donated to the Museum, and was stuffed by the Museum’s first curator, William D'Urban.

At some point in its history, a large piece of wire had been inserted, which the museum staff would like to remove in order to conserve the specimen.

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