The "faces" of parasites

Parasites of sharks and rays are on display along with large scale colorized electron microsope images to show parasite morphology (characteristics) in a dramatic manner. All specimens in the exhibit are part of a research project by Dr. Kirsten Jensen, curator of invertebrate zoology. Jensen studies the host associations and geographic distributions of parasites in marine ecosystems – especially the tapeworms of sharks and stingrays.

parasite 4

Parasite 2

parasite 3