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How an organised crime ring selling illicit tuna was caught
A coordinated European raid has netted millions of pounds of fish and dozens of arrests.
About Bluefin Tuna

The Atlantic bluefin tuna is one of the largest, fastest, and most gorgeously colored of all the world’s fishes. Their torpedo-shaped, streamlined bodies are built for speed and endurance. Their coloring—metallic blue on top and shimmering silver-white on the bottom—helps camouflage them from above and below. And their voracious appetite and varied diet pushes their average size to a whopping 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length and 550 pounds (250 kilograms), although much larger specimens are not uncommon.

Fast Facts 

Status: Endangered

Type: Fish

Diet: Carnivore

Average life span in the wild: 15 years

Size: 6.5 ft (2 m)

Weight: 550 lbs (250 kg)

Group name: School

Did you know? In January 2012, a prime, 593-lb (269-kg) bluefin tuna sold in a Japanese fish market for $736,000 (¥56.49 million), a world record.


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