Sunfish (Green) Fish Printing Replica
Green Sunfish Fish Printing Replica
This flexible green sunfish replica (5 inch) 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.
Green sunfish can grow to over a pound and reach a length of 9 to 11 inches. Feeding on small fish, insects, crustaceans and worms, they are very territorial, especially during breeding season. Young sunfish are consumed by larger bass and other fish, snakes, birds and mammals. Green sunfish are native to North America east of the Rocky Mountains and from the Hudson Bay basin in Canada to the Gulf Coast in the United States and northern Mexico.
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