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Tuna Atom
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This is the genrtic composition of the Tuna Fish.

This page will give you a general introduction to the Tuna.  There is much more to it then just a delicious meal option. It has a complicated history which dates back thousands of year. 

tuna - Definition
     n 1: tropical American flat-jointed prickly pear; Jamaica [syn: Opuntia
          tuna]
     2: important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the
        family Scombridae; usually served as steaks [syn: tuna
        fish, tunny]
     3: any very large marine food and game fish of the genus
        Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters [syn:
         tunny]
     4: New Zealand eel [syn: Anguilla sucklandii]

I might also include some information about my personal history: where I grew up, where I went to school, various places I've lived. If I have one, I'll include a picture of myself engaging in an activity I enjoy, such as a sport or hobby.

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Tuna Salad!One of the many options available because of the wonderful fish.

What a job!

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I might describe my job in a little more detail here. I'll write about what I do, what I like best about it, and even some of the frustrations. (A job with frustrations? Hard to believe, huh?)

Favorites

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Here's a list of some of my favorite movies:

Jules and Jim, Manhattan, Breaking the Waves

Here's a list of some of my favorite music:

Nirvana, Frank Sinatra, Ibrahim Ferrer

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

From the early thirties and up until the late seventies San Diego was known as the Tuna Capital of the World. over 40,000 people were employed directly or indirectly by the Tuna Industry. Tuna was being served in over 80% of all American households. Large companies like, Van Camp Seafood Co., Starkist Foods, Westgate California, Bumble Bee Seafood, Pan Pacific, and a host of other small canners processed Tuna in San Diego and up and down the West Coast. The Tuna Industry in San Diego was ranked third only to the Navy and Aircraft Industry bringing in over $30,000,000.00 a year to the San Diego economy. This isn't much by todays standards, but in those days it was a lot of money and a great boast to the City of San Diego's economy.

 

 

What is the history of Tuna Fish?

Tuna is a noble and mysterious fish with an interesting history. Ancient Greeks and other Mediterraneans considered this elusive fish, known as Thunnos, a great delicacy.

The Incas and other South American civilisations along the Pacific prized this same catch, which they called Xatunkama.

Later, centuries of fishermen developed new techniques for catching tuna, but they still could not determine where the fish were spawned or how they travelled thousands of miles though unknown routes in the depths of the sea.

We now know a lot more about the tuna fish that these people could not understand. For example, Southern Bluefin only swim in waters between 18 C and 22 C, Striped and Yellowfin swim in waters up to 28 C and swim in warm currents that run below the surface in the oceans and coastal waters.

Tuna belong to the Scombroid family along with mackerel, bonito and swordfish. They are beautifully streamlined, with sharply pointed noses, tapering tails and crescent-shaped fins. Their bodies are round, firm and strong, and they are swift swimmers, they have been known to clock up speeds of up to 67kph.