1st Edition

Biology and Ecology of Bluefin Tuna




ISBN 9781498724876
Published August 5, 2015 by CRC Press
433 Pages 39 Color & 118 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book focuses on latest information on the biology and ecology of the three bluefin tuna species: the Pacific (Thunnus orientalis), Atlantic (T. thynnus), and southern bluefin tuna (T. maccoyii). In the book, the phylogeny and basic ecological information such as early life history, age and growth, and food habits are covered. Information related to migratory ecology, and important biological aspects such as metabolism and energetics, swimming performance, schooling, visual physiology, and reproductive physiology are also included.

Furthermore, new research insights about various kinds of mathematical models for bluefin tuna ecology are introduced. All the chapters are contributed by active scientists engaged in bluefin tuna research. The intent of this book is to contribute to a better understanding of the biology and ecology of bluefin tuna, and encourage undergraduate and graduate students who read this book to become bluefin tuna scientists who can contribute to further understanding of the biology and ecology of bluefin tuna.

Table of Contents

Phylogeny of Bluefin Tuna Species
N. Suzuki and Y. Tanaka
Early Life History
Y. Tanaka and N. Suzuki
Age, Growth and Reproductive Biology of Bluefin Tunas
T. Shimose and J. H. Farley
Feeding Ecology of Bluefin Tunas
T. Shimose and R. J. David Wells
Distribution and Horizontal Movements of Pacific Bluefin Tuna
K Fujioka, M. Masujima, A. M. Boustany, and T. Kitagawa
Formation of a Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fishing Ground on Their Spawning Grounds around the Ryukyu Islands: Implication of a Relationship with Mesoscale Eddies
I. Ohta and H. Yamda
Movements and Habitat Use of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
S. L. H. Teo and A. M. Boustany
Distribution and Migration - Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyyi)
A. J. Hobday, K. Evans, J. P. Eveson, J. H. Farley, J. R. Hartog, M. Basson, and T. A. Patterson
Understanding Bluefin Migration Using Intrinsic Tracers in Tissues
D. J. Madigan
Otolith Geochemical Analysis for Stock Discrimination and the Study of Migratory
Ecology
Y. Amano, J. C. Shiao, T. Ishimura, K. Yokouchi, and K. Shirai
Metabolic Limits and Energetics
T. Clark
Swimming performance of Pacific Bluefin tuna
T. Takagi
Schooling Behavior of Pacific Bluefin Tuna
H. Fukuda, S. Torisawa and T. Takagi
Visual physiology
S. Torisawa, H. Fukuda, and Takagi
Physiology of Bluefin Tuna Reproduction: New Insights into Reproduction in Wild and Captive Bluefin Tuna Species
K. Gen
Introduction to modeling: Vertical Movement of Bluefin Tuna as a Stochastic Process
M. Kadota and E. White
Mathematical Growth Model
M. Jusup and H. Matsuda
A Method for Measuring Swimming Behavior of Pacific Bluefin Tuna
K. Komeyama, and T. Takagi

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