Average speed: 44 mph
Bluefin tuna are found throughout the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in subtropical and temperate waters.
They form schools while young; large schools are easily observed at night. The bluefin is one of the largest tuna species. Killer whales and pilot whales feed on them most often.
The bluefin is highly valued as a food for human consumption sold both fresh or frozen. Quality fish are especially favored in Japan, where they are sold at the high price in fish markets. The bluefin tuna is also a popular game fish, especially in the USA.