Marlin & Ahi

Swordfish hunting36 x 48 in Original, Oil on Canvas

Blue Marlin, Makaira nigricans

Fast Facts

Diet: Carnivore
Average life span in the wild: Up to 27 years (female)
Size: Up to 14 ft (4.3 m)
Weight: Up to 1,985 lbs (900 kg)
Did you know? It is a blue marlin that the fisherman battles in Ernest Hemingway’s classic novella The Old Man and the Sea.  They are cobalt-blue on top and silvery-white below, with a pronounced dorsal fin and a long, lethal, spear-shaped upper jaw. They are among the fastest fish in the ocean, and use their spears to slash through dense schools, returning to eat their stunned and wounded victims.

Human Interaction: Although not currently endangered, conservationists worry that they are being unsustainably fished, particularly in the Atlantic.


Ahi Tuna, Thunnus albacares

Diet: Carnivore
Average life span in the wild: 8 years
Weight: up to and sometimes over 300 pounds.
Did you know? The Yellowfin Tuna is one of the largest species of Tuna in the world. The body of the Yellowfin Tuna is very fast and shaped like a torpedo for top speeds and long range swimming.

2 replies to “Marlin & Ahi

  1. Hi
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