Contact: Randy Kochevar
Stanford University - Hopkins Marine Station
Caption: This shows the track (yellow line) and daily positions (dots) of a giant bluefin tuna electronically tagged off Canada on October 25, 2008 -- which spent the period from March 23-May 24, 2009, in the Gulf of Mexico. The track is overlaid on the area of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as of May 24, 2010 (black). Peak spawning of bluefin tuna occurs in this area during April and May.
Credit: Tag-A-Giant Foundation and Stanford University
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