Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Thunnus thynnus

f7.1 @ 1/3200s, ISO:1000, Nikon D3S w 17-55mm @ 18mm


"Atlantic Bluefin Tuna," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Atlantic bluefin tuna may exceed 450 kilograms (990 lb) in weight, and rival the black marlin, blue marlin and swordfish as the largest Perciformes. Throughout recorded history, the Atlantic bluefin tuna has been highly prized as a food fish. Besides their commercial value as food, the great size, speed, and power they display as apex predators has attracted the admiration of fishermen, writers, and scientists. The Atlantic bluefin tuna has been the foundation of one of the world's most lucrative commercial fisheries. Medium-sized and large individuals are heavily targeted for the Japanese raw fish market, where all bluefin species are highly prized for sushi and sashimi. Photo used with permission of Shaun McCarthy
Offshore New England, east of Nantucket, Massachusetts
 
08/06/2015