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Densities in the skull and beak of a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus), rendered in OsiriX by rex Lab student Lauren Schultz. The lab is studying bone densities and stiffness to hypothesize functions related to feeding, testable through finite element analysis.

Red=dense, purple= sparse. Rainbow3 color palette. Smooth opacity table. The specimen was scanned at the University of Calgary xTreme CT, courtesy Steven Boyd and Anthony Russell. 

Red=dense, purple= sparse. Rainbow3 color palette. Smooth opacity table. The specimen was scanned at the University of Calgary xTreme CT, courtesy Steven Boyd and Anthony Russell.