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On the Trail of Giants: Bluefin Tuna Research Expands to Cape Lookout

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Fishing for Bluefin tuna, which can weigh up to 600 pounds, is growing in popularity. One fish can sell for over $50,000, and in 1997, anglers spent over $3.6 million in Hatteras on such items as accommodations, food, and fishing supplies. Since 1996, anglers and researchers have participated in a Tag-a-Giant Bluefin Project. The tuna is caught, tagged with an archival tag, and released. The tag transmits data to a satellite about movement, diving activity, depth, light, and external temperatures.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Spring 1999, p24-26, il