Ga. Aquarium testing pill camera to use on fish

ATLANTA (AP) - The world's largest fish tank is turning medical testing on its head by using a human to test pill camera technology that could help diagnose gastrointestinal diseases in marine animals.

A volunteer diver is scheduled swallow the tiny camera today and submerge herself in the Georgia Aquarium's 6.3 million gallon Ocean Voyager exhibit for a couple of hours to test whether the pill can transmit images through water. If successful, the technology could help veterinarians at aquariums that don't have endoscopes long enough to reach inside animals like whale sharks, the world's largest fish, and beluga whales.

Two of the aquarium's whale sharks have died since it opened in 2005, one from an infection in his abdomen.


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