Salmon Fish Printing Replica (Young)
Fish printing, the Japanese art of Gyotaku, is an excellent way to combine science and art. Each fish replica has been cast in flexible, non-toxic plastics from real fish specimens. The casting image is raised on one side of the replica; the reverse is flat for easy handling. Simply ink the fish and roll on paper to “capture” the species as a print. When finished, replicas can be easily cleaned with soapy water. We also offer a variety of washable block inks, ink rollers, and rice paper to enhance your fish printing activities.
Salmon have been used extensively as a food source by humans for thousands of years. Recently, concern has arisen regarding the future of some salmon species due to over-fishing and habitat loss. Beginning their life in freshwater streams, salmon migrate to the sea to mature, eventually returning to their birthplace to spawn. Salmon feed on smaller fish, squid and other invertebrates, with different species found throughout the world. Note: This small salmon fish printing replica is found in the freshwater section of our catalog and website as the young salmon are born in freshwater, migrate out to sea, and then return later to spawn again in freshwater.
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Dimensions: 8¼" L (nose to tail) x 3½" T (upper fin to lower fin)
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