Micro-CT image gallery visually presenting the effects of ocean warming and acidification on marine gastropod shells.
Eva Chatzinikolaou, Kleoniki Keklikoglou, Panagiotis Grigoriou, Christos Arvanitidis (2021) Biodiversity Data Journal. https://bdj.pensoft.net/article/75358/
The aim of the current project was to create a virtual gallery with micro-CT scans of individuals of the marine gastropod Hexaplex trunculus, which were maintained under a combination of increased temperature and low pH conditions, thus simulating future climate change scenarios. The 3D volume-rendering models created were used to visualise the structure properties of the gastropods shells. Finally, the 3D analysis performed on the micro-CT scans was used to investigate potential changes in the shell properties of the gastropods. The derived micro-CT 3D images were annotated with detailed metadata and can be interactively displayed and manipulated using online tools through the micro-CT virtual laboratory, which was developed under the LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure for the dissemination of virtual image galleries collection supporting the principles of FAIR data.