A spotted ratfish falling prey to a seagull. These are more frequently spotted by divers at night but so far this is the first one seen at Race Rocks. Photo by Ryan Murphy
Sub Phylum Vertebrata
Common Name: Spotted ratfish
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Part of the dorsal side.. the skate had been partially eaten, perhaps by a seaion.
In the summer of 2006, this skate washed up near the jetty at Race Rocks. This is the ventral side with the mouth showing at the left side.
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This file is provided as part of a collaborative effort by the students , faculty , staff and volunteers of Lester B. Pearson College,—- 2006 —G. Fletcher