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2011-07-28 14:10:00

JACKSON, Miss., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There weren't high expectations this year for fishing off the Mississippi coast. After the deep-water Horizon oil spill and a huge influx of fresh water into the Gulf due to flooding of the Mississippi River, most saltwater anglers felt the fishing would be below average. Lucky for those fishermen, they were wrong. There have been many record catches along the Mississippi coast this year. The year started off great when Steve Atwood and his...

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2010-11-27 15:40:00

Researchers at the Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO) have taken a new step towards achieving the domestication of bluefin tuna. A dozen juveniles have been adapted to the captivity in land based facilities, something that had already been successfully achieved in Japan, Australia and the USA in other species of tuna.Research scientists Fernando de la Gándara and Aurelio Ortega, along with technicians Juan Ram³n Prieto and Javier Viguri from the tuna culture team at the IEO, have...


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Blackfin Tuna, Thunnus atlanticus
2012-05-22 10:43:32

The Blackfin Tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) is a species of tuna found only in the western Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to Brazil. This is the smallest species of tuna, typically growing to 39 inches in length and weighing 46 lbs. It has an oval-shaped body, black back with slight yellow on the finlets, and yellow on the sides of the body. The dietary needs of this tuna are less than for most other tuna species. It will eat the tiny larvae of king shrimp and mantis shrimp, true shrimp, and...

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