Rare occurrence of a bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus in British waters, with notes on other occurrences of sub-tropical tunas

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A freshly dead bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus was washed ashore near Burry Port, Wales (51°40′ N; 4°15′ W) in August, 2006. This is only the third occasion that the species has been observed in British waters, and is the largest and most northerly recorded specimen.

Keywords: U.K; range; scombrid; water temperature

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02330.x

Publication date: September 1, 2009

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