Underwater Footage of Common Skate

Presentation1Below is some excellent underwater footage of a large male common skate recorded in January 2012 in 60m of water off the Black Craig, Orkney.

The footage was recorded by Dan Wise. Copyright the Orkney Skate Trust.

The screenshot (right) shows a close up still of the skate swimming.

 

More footage of skate underwater can be viewed on the Orkney Skate Trust website here.

 

Below is a short clip of a female common skate coming to the boat in the Sound of Jura. The fish was caught by Patrick Lawlor, her weight was calculated using SSTP charts at 174lb.

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