Wicked Tuna: Bluefin Experts: Molly Lutcavage
The bluefin is the rock star of the sea, let’s face it. It does everything better. It’s one of the most beautiful animals out there. It’s got the best submarine design of any fish that I know of. They’re incredibly beautiful. Each bluefin is different when you see it alongside the boat, it’s big black eye looking at you. You’ll never forget it. If you think about a giant bluefin that’s swimming alongside as we’re trying to put a satellite tag in it, I realize that that fish has crossed the ocean hundreds, if not thousands, of times.
That fish has traveled from the surface to the great depths. It’s seen things that I will never see and it has incredible knowledge on every aspect of life. Also it lives over 25 or 30 years.
Bluefin tuna has evaded us in terms of understanding everything about it. It’s a great mystery that despite its value, despite the 30 years, or 40, or 50 years of scientists studying it…