Endangered Species

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

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.