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Southern bluefin tuna

Southern bluefin tuna

This school of southern bluefin tuna was photographed in the Southern Ocean. The species are found around New Zealand, usually over sandy sea floors to depths of 150 metres. Their streamlined tear-drop shape allows them to accelerate quickly.

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Carl Walrond, 'Oceanic fish - New Zealand’s oceanic species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006