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California Bluefin Tuna Found Carrying Radiation From Japan's 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
2012-05-29 10:46:09

Low-level radiation has been found in populations of bluefin tuna off the coast of California, a new study has found, noting that the fish are carrying radioactive material from Japanese waters more than 6,000 miles away. Researchers have found “modestly elevated levels” of two radioactive isotopes in bluefin tuna caught off the coast of San Diego in August 2011. They said the tuna picked up the radiation by swimming and feeding in the waters off the coast of Japan where the...

Migration And Habitat Secrets Of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Studied Through Tracking
2012-05-23 05:02:09

New fish-tagging studies of young bluefin tuna in Atlantic waters off New England by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are offering the first fishery-independent, year-round data on dispersal patterns and habitat use for the popular game fish. The availability of miniaturized pop-up satellite tags suitable for smaller (two- to five-year-old) fish helped make the research possible. Fisheries oceanographer Molly Lutcavage and lead author Benjamin Galuardi say the work...

2012-03-09 10:00:00

Crown Prince Seafood announces a new can size (5 oz.) and new case count (12 cans per case) for its natural Yellowfin, Albacore, and Tongol tunas. The changes allow for BPA-free cans and accommodate retailer and consumer packaging requests. These wild-caught tunas are part of the Crown Prince Natural line. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 Crown Prince Seafood today announced two packing upgrades for its wild-caught Yellowfin, Albacore, and Tongol tunas, which belong to the Crown...

Record Bluefin Tuna Told For $736,000 In Japan
2012-01-07 06:25:14

A bluefin tuna has been sold for $736,000 in Tokyo, almost doubling the previous record holder from 2011. Market official Yutaka Hawegawa said the 539-pound tuna set a record for price by weight.  The total price translates to $1,238 per pound. The tuna was caught off Oma, just north of the area that suffered from the March 11, 2011 tsunami. The winning bidder was Kiyoshi Kimura, an owner of a sushi restaurant chain.  Kimura told reporters the bid was an effort to "liven up...


Latest Scombridae Reference Libraries

Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
2014-06-13 10:37:51

The escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) is a species of fish found in tropical to temperate waters 650 to 2,900 feet in depth, around the world. It is also known as the snake mackerel, walu and sometime sold as butterfish or white tuna. It has been mislabeled in restaurants and fish markets as white tuna. In studies from 2010 to 2013, it was found that 84 percent of over 114 samples of tuna were actually escolar. However, the studies were conducted with no quality control so the accuracy...

Giant Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas
2013-10-17 10:51:00

The Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas) is a fish that is native to the North Pacific Ocean. In spite of its conspicuous size and curious nature, comparatively little is known about its biology or behavior. There are published reports of giant sea bass achieving sizes of 8.2 feet and a weight of up to 562 pounds. Aside from its tremendous size, the giant sea bass is known also for its lengthy life span. The giant sea bass matures around the age of 11 or 12, around the weight of 50 pounds....

Little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus
2013-03-28 14:07:39

The little tunny is found widespread in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It is the most common tuna and is highly migratory, with a range from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Brazil in the Western Atlantic. In the Eastern Atlantic it is found from Skagerrak to South Africa. The little tunny will form schools close to the shoreline, around inlets, and sandbars that can cover up to two miles. This fish prefers warm water and will migrate south in...

Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares
2013-01-12 07:32:33

The yellowfin tuna is found in deep off-shore water distributed worldwide in both tropical and subtropical oceans, ranging to depths of 330 ft. The yellowfin can dive to 3,500 feet or more, but generally school in depths 246 feet or less. Although the yellow fin is a deep water fish it will occasionally come to shallower water to feed when water conditions are suitable and food is abundant. Being one of the larger species of tuna the yellowfin can weigh over 400 lbs. and reach a length of...

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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