Skate 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.
Skate are members of the ray family and inhabit shallow to deep bottom waters throughout the world and can reach a length of six feet. Their empty egg cases often wash up on beaches – their shape earning them the nickname of mermaid’s purse. Skates are opportunistic feeders, consuming both live and dead fish, crustaceans and mollusks. In certain countries they are consumed for food, although they are not fished commercially in North American waters.
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Dimensions: 7¾" L (nose to curved tail) x 7¼" W ( fin to fin)
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