Depth and temperature of the blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, observed by acoustic telemetry

  title={Depth and temperature of the blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, observed by acoustic telemetry},
  author={Barbara A. Block and David Terrington Booth and Francis G. Carey},
  journal={Marine Biology},
Multiplex acoustic transmitters were used to monitor the depth, swimming speeds, body temperature and water temperature preference of six blue marlin, Makaira nigricans (Lacépède), near the Hawaiian islands in July and August 1989. The blue marlin ranged in size from 60 to 220 kg and were tracked for 1 to 5 d. All of the fish moved away from the point of capture and were followed up to 253 km from the island of Hawaii. The blue marlin tracked remained in the top 200 m of the water column… 

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