Perch (Opaleye) Fish Printing Replica
Opaleye Perch 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.
Opaleye are heavy-bodied saltwater perch, olive green with two light spots at the base of the dorsal fin. Averaging under foot in length, they are often caught near breakwaters and piers in Pacific waters off California and Mexico.
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