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Fishing for bluefin tuna, which can weigh up to 1,000 pounds and measure ten feet in length, is growing in popularity. Strong annual runs of bluefin make it a popular sport in the winter months off Morehead City and Cape Hatteras. The bluefin is also the subject of one of the largest research projects ever conducted on a single species of fish, the Tag-A-Giant program. 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.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p34-36, 38, il