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Albacore (Thunnus alalunga)

The Albacore fish or Thunnus alalunga is a form of Tuna that has become extremely popular over the past couple of decades. These tasty fish can grow up to 140 cm (55 inches) and weight in at up to 60 kg (132 lbs)! One notable characteristic of the Albacore is that its pectoral fins are as much as 30% of the total length. Like the other kinds of Tuna the Albacore is considered to be a great fish to catch with its powerful swimming and jumping abilities. Albacore are very low in sodium and are a very good source of protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12, selenium, and niacin. The bad part about Albacore is that has more mercury than canned light tuna. In fact, the FDA even recommends limiting the amount of consummation for woman and children. This is just another example of how the pollution we give off is effecting our ecosystem.

You can check out an Albacore in action underwater in the video below...




1 comment:

Michael Risdianto said...

This fish is almost everyday menus in all common restaurant (warung) in my country.... Keep the gud work with the fish index my friend...

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