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Northern bluefin tuna

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Northern bluefin tuna are the largest kind of tuna fish.[1] They live for 11 to 26 years. It is one of the largest, fastest, and most colorful of all the world’s fishes.

Origin[change | change source]

Their name comes from the Latin: Thunnus Thynnus

Appearance[change | change source]

Atlantic bluefin tuna migration

The normal size is 6.6 ft (2 m) at about 1,100 lb (500 kg). The I.G.F.A. record for a bluefin caught on rod and reel is 1,496 lb.

Feeding habits[change | change source]

Bluefins feed on mackerel, herring, mullet, whiting, squid, eels, and crustaceans. They are very powerful and fast and can swim at speeds up to 50 mph.

Catching areas[change | change source]

The following are percentages of tuna caught in different regions in the world.

  • 40% North-West Pacific
  • 19% North-East Atlantic
  • 6% North-West Atlantic
  • 35% Mediterranean

References[change | change source]

  1. "Atlantic Bluefin Tuna | National Geographic". 11 April 2010.