Coral Reef Facts: February 21, 2011- Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Posted Monday February 21, 2011 by Reef Relief

Coral Reef Fact:

Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) photo: NOAA

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) are warm-blooded (homeothermic) and can thermoregulate, which means they can keep their body temperature higher than that of the surrounding water temperature. Because of this, they are capable of great speeds up to 50 miles per hour. Learn more

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