Fish ID

Spiny Dogfish  

Spiny Dogfish - small, slender, gray to brown, white dots along lateral line.


Blue Shark  

Blue Shark - bluish coloration, spines in front of first and second dorsal fins



Thorny Skate - numerous thorns to end of tail.



Winter Skate - rounded snout, grow larger sometimes 1-4 ocellated spots on back, Skate sp.


Little Skate  

Little Skate - less rounded snout, smaller, Skate sp.



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