February 13, 2012
The Mysterious Arctic Skate
Arnfinn Christensen, ScienceNordic
“It looks like a maxi-flounder, but skates are born this way as opposed to flounders,” says Arve Lynghammar.
He works at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology at the University of Tromsø and is halfway toward earning his doctorate on this rare species of fish, which lives both in temperate and frigid seas.
“Flounders swim in a vertical position like ‘normal’ fish when they are small and eventually switch to the horizontal,” says Lynghammar.