The sole and flounder are masters of camouflage. Dwelling along the ocean’s sandy bottom, their light undersides and dark top sides make them nearly undetectable to most of their predators in the food chain.
Alaska’s many species of sole and flounder are commonly referred to as flatfish. These creatures are unique in that they begin life with an eye on each side of the head - then a few days after hatching, one eye begins to migrate and soon both eyes are close together on one side. Flatfish spend the rest of their lives on or near the bottom of the sea with the eyed side facing up toward the surface. The average weight for most species is one to two pounds.
While we at ISA offer a large variety of the Wild Alaska sole and flounder harvested from Alaska’s pristine waters, those listed here are but a sampling of the most popular.
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