September 20, 2013

Did You Know. . .

that 1903 was the year that canned tuna was first made?

that here in America only albacore tuna can be put in canned tuna?  In other countries, yellowfin can legally be used as white meat tuna.

the biggest tuna was caught in 1979 off the coast of Nova Scotia?  It weighed 1,496 pounds and was a
Bluefin tuna.

that tuna are fast swimmers?  They can reach speeds up to 55 miles per hour!

that Bluefin tuna is so desirable that one sold for $1.76 million?  It was sold in a fish market in Japan this year.  It weighed 488 pounds which takes it down to $3,600 per pound!  Here is an article and  video showing you the tuna:  Bluefin Tuna Article.

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