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White Marlin (Tetrapturus albidus)

 The White Marlin or Tetrapturus albidus is one of the most sought after sporting fish in the world!  These Billfish can reach lengths of over 8' and can weigh over 160lbs!  Like other Marlins they have a bill that they use to stun fast moving fish. After it successfully hits a fish it will quickly devour them.  You can check out the White Marlin's never say die attitude in the video below... 

White Marlins are found throughout the Atlantic Ocean and in the Caribbean. They are normally found at depths exceeding 300 feet, but are often caught in shallower waters as well. If you are lucky enough to have hooked one of these White Marlins you know just how exhilarating it can be to battle these impressive saltwater fish. Not only are they very large, but they also will make fantastic runs and jumps adding to the excitement of the catch. Be extremely careful with these fish as their bill can cause some serious damage!

These fish can be identified by their dark blue to chocolote brown bodies and white underbellies. White Marlin with almost always have spots on the dorsal fins. Their bodies are covered with embedded scale that have a single sharp point. The dorsal, pectoral and the first anal fin is all rounded.

If you have any additional information or questions about the White Marlin please leave us a comment!

1 comment:

Esox Fever said...

Probably one of the top 10 game fishes in the world.

Very nice information, and very nice blog.

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