Yellowfin Tuna

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Yellowfin Tuna appear to follow the ROV in to deep water

Item Type:Image
Title:Yellowfin Tuna
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Gates, A.
Date:17 April 2013
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scombridae (Bonitos, mackerels, tunas)
Species:Thunnus albacares
Behaviour:Following ROV in to deep water. On descent they were seen to >1000 m on occasions. On recovery of the ROV they were not encountered until 500 m depth.
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2
Site Description:Midwater
Depth (m):1780
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Habitat:Water column
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 113
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:07 December 2017

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