Diet composition of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus L. 1758) in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Turkey

@article{Karakulak2009DietCO,
  title={Diet composition of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus L. 1758) in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Turkey},
  author={F. Saadet Karakulak and Alp Salman and Isik K. Oray},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ichthyology},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={757-761}
}
Summary This study gives relevant information on the diet composition of the bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) during the spawning period in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The stomach contents of 218 bluefin tuna were sampled from 2003 to 2006 during the fishing season (May–June) aboard purse seiners operating in the northern Levantine Sea off the coast of Turkey. Stomachs were removed from the fish soon after landing and kept frozen at −18°C until analysis. Prey items were classified into… Expand
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