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Surface school positions of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine.

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posted on 2013-09-19, 02:03 authored by Walter J. Golet, Benjamin Galuardi, Andrew B. Cooper, Molly E. Lutcavage

Each location represents the mean position of bluefin schools observed by spotter pilots, from vessels or represents captured fish from the commercial fishery. Within each year, mean positions were weighted by the number of fish in each school. Error bars represent sample variance. Schools of Atlantic bluefin tuna have shifted their longitudinal distribution approximately 280km to the east (70.95 to 68.47° W).