do not get in the water
Does anyone know what kind of fish these are??
Pretty sure these are tuna! I honestly have no idea which species (bluefin, maybe???? ?)
SINCE I’M HERE THOUGH, LET’S TALK TUNA. They are HUGE, like this 8ft bluefin some lady in New Zealand caught two years ago, and Yellowfin Tuna can hit speeds up to 75mph, which makes them one of the fastest pelagic fish in the world.
Tuna are also ENDOTHERMIC, proving that you don’t need legs OR fancy integuments to accomplish cool (and also hot) stuff. Most fish can’t thermoregulate, and so keep their body temperature at basically the same temperature as the surrounding water. Tuna, on the other hand, keep themselves nice and toasty compared to their environment, which allows them to be such active predators, and helps with their hella long migrations.
And because I am captain of the buzzkill parade, let’s all take a moment to be sad that populations of Atlantic bluefin tuna have declined by 51% in the past 39 years due to overfishing, and yellowfin have declined by 33% in the past 10 years. If you’re gonna be eating tuna, or seafood in general, PLEASE use something like Seafood Watch or Ocean Wise before you do. Impress your friends with your COOL SUSTAINABLE CHOICES, and make sure your children can be as terrified by giant monster fish decimating their distant cousins as we all are here today.
Anybody else notice how the fish start swimming toward the food before it even hits the water? Like as soon as the dude tosses it they are already heading for where it will land.