Skates and rays

Rare and common species of skates and rays in Canadian waters and the differences between them.

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Identify a species

The differences between the many species of skates and rays living in Canadian waters.

Skate research

How scientists are learning about the history and characteristics of skates and rays.

External anatomy

Scales, electric organs and other external structures and sensory systems of skates and rays.

Internal anatomy

Skates and rays' unique internal organs and structures such as cartilage skeletons.

Skates and rays general information

Skate fisheries, tagging surveys, feeding and mating habits, predators and physical characteristics.

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Contacts at the Pacific Biological Station and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.

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