Tuna (Skipjack) Fish Printing Replica
Skipjack Tuna 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.
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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