Posted: Jun 23, 2018 11:15 pm
by Macdoc
Excellent article on bluefin insanity and the attempts to farm them. They are truly incredible products of evolution

Scientists Are Taming Endangered Atlantic Bluefin Tuna for Our Sushi

A juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna. Credit: Spanish Institute of Oceanography
Mark Mann
Mark Mann
Jun 14 2018, 9:00am
Scientists at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography have spent 15 years trying to domesticate Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the ocean’s greatest apex predators.

The atmosphere in the new tuna-rearing facility in the small coastal town of Mazzaron, in southeastern Spain, is dead calm. It has to be. About 100 young Atlantic bluefin tuna, each about the size of a football, are adapting to life in a 22-by-10 meter tank. If spooked, they can burst straight into the wall, shattering their own spines. ... -sushi-ieo