Skate Fish

In Season - October


The story of the skate is one of sex, violence and horror. Perhaps that’s only to be expected of a fish that can claim the shark as a cousin. And just like its bigger, badder relative, the skate (and fellow/interchangeable batoid, the ray) is a boneless wonder, possessing instead a cartilaginous skeleton, as well as menacing, undulating pectoral fins that propel it through the water and are so large in proportion they’re referred to as ‘wings’.

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