Contact: Randy Kochevar
Stanford University - Hopkins Marine Station
Caption: This map shows the probability of encountering a bluefin tuna when fishing with a pelagic longline in the Gulf of Mexico. Probability of encounter is indicated by the colors from high (red) to low (blue). Bluefin tuna are located along the slope waters in the western and eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Credit: Habitat Utilization of the Gulf of Mexico by Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Teo and Block, PLoS ONE, 2010
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