WINTER SKATE ENDANGERED!
About the Winter Skate
Common Name: Winter Skate, Spotted Skate, Big Skate, Eyed Skate
Scientific Skate: Leucoraja Ocellate
Habitat: Sandy slopes sometimes ajacent to rocky reefs
Behavior: Mostly lays motionless partially covered with sand
The Winter Skate is a common shelf-water species, found in the northwest Atlantic from Labrador to the Carolinas. Winter Skate
Rely on "thorny projections on their backs and tails for protection from predators" and is a shade of brown or gray
The protective egg case of a Skate. Also referred as Mermaid's purse.
Skates have fleshy tails which lack spines
Is it humans fault for the decrease of Skates?
One reason the population of Skates are decreasing because Baby Skates are used for baits. Also Skates are able to be consumed by humans which is also, making the population decrease.