Movement of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) as determined by satellite tagging experiments initiated off New England

  title={Movement of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) as determined by satellite tagging experiments initiated off New England},
  author={Michael J. W. Stokesbury and Steven Lip Heng Teo and Andrew C. Seitz and R. K. O'dor and Barbara A. Block},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences},
  • M. StokesburyS. Teo B. Block
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • Environmental Science
  • Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Pop-up satellite archival tags were attached to 35 Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus )o ff the New Eng- land coast of the United States of America in 1998, 2000, and 2001. The tags provided information on the horizontal and vertical movements and environmental preferences of bluefin tuna. Fish showed movement patterns that can be categorized by age and season. Mature individuals were linked to the Gulf of Mexico breeding grounds based on light level longitude and sea surface temperature… 

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