Flounder Fish Printing Replica
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.
Flounder are found throughout the world’s oceans and are members of the flatfish family that contains over 500 different species. When young, all flatfish swim about in a normal fashion. Later, as they grow mature they spend more time on the bottom and eventually their bodies become asymmetrical. The submerged eye literally migrates to the exposed side so that both eyes face up on one side of their body! Flounder blend into their surrounds, lying motionless on the sand until a small fish or crustacean comes by. Then they move with amazing speed. Flounder are also commonly found near the mouths of estuaries where they prey on small fish that move in and out with the tides.
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Dimensions: 13¾" L (nose to tail) x 6½" T (upper fin to lower fin)
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