Tag Archive for 'tuna'

Climate change expanding ocean dead zones

December 14th, 2011 by United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The science behind counting fish in the ocean to measure their abundance has never been simple. A scientific paper authored by NOAA Fisheries biologist Eric Prince, Ph.D., and eight other scientists shows that expanding ocean dead zones – driven by climate change – have added a new wrinkle to that science. In the 4 December […]

Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda, a member of the tuna family caught near Hanois Lighthouse, Guernsey on 21 November 2010

November 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Guernsey commercial fisherman Peter Merrien landed a fish he had never seen before while fishing for bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, near Hanois Lighthouse off Guernsey’s south-west coast on 21 November 2010. He caught a bonito, Sarda sarda, which is a member of the tuna family, scombridae.  The fish was given to the author on 29 November […]