Tuna (Skipjack) Fish Printing Replica
Skipjack Tuna Fish Printing Replica
This flexible tuna fish replica (7 inch small skipjack tuna replica) features one side of the fish; the reverse is flat. To make a fish print, 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. Fish printing, the Japanese art of Gyotaku, is an excellent way to combine science and art! We also offer a variety of washable block inks, ink rollers, and rice paper to enhance your fish printing activities.
This small yellow jack shows the typical body profile of the jack family of pelagic fish. Jack are predatory fish, moving both individually or in small groups, with their main prey being small fish. They occur in open waters in subtropical and tropical Atlantic waters from Massachusetts to South America in offshore waters. Young jack are sometimes found foraging in sandy shallows near reefs.
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