Pelagic Fish Migration

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In the pacific oceans there many types of fish that migrate east and west, the waters are cooling over the winter time and warm enough in the summer that the fish love the warm feel on their bellys. When fish get too cold and I am referring to the pelagic type of fish they tend to migrate.

Pelagic fish will follow the weather patterns of the oceans and because of the el nina wether that has caused the temperature of the earth to heat up forces the fish to move. The pacific blue marlin that love the dwelling around the pacific north west just outside of washington state are the ones that are forced to migrate south the tropical waters of Hawaii.

The great white shark is another migratory fish that loves the colder waters, dwelling in the alaska gulf and californian oceans the great white shark is in its primal hunting grounds where the seals also reside. The great white shark is know to venture off into warmer waters especially those found in southern california and mexico but it is rare. Even more rare is the predatory shark known to be located in the central pacific waters down south in Hawaii. Although it is rare there was a sighting of a monster great white in Hawaii off the coast of northern oahu. Jimmy White an avid boater and extreme adrenaline junkie was operating a sport fishing charter boat called the grand slam when he saw a great big shadow in the deep waters. He immediately identified the fish as a shark and grabbed his camera and snorkel to get pictures of the fish up close.

the grand slam chart boat on oahuWhat happened next was to every ones surprise, it was a great white shark, not just any old shark but a twenty one foot shark that was massive. True to his daring personality Jimmy got up close and personal with the shark and took pictures for the media to look at. The appearance of the great white in hawaiian waters raises concerns with scientists that maybe the cooling of the earths temperatures are causing the giant mammals to find new breeding grounds in the south pacific.

This is good and bad news for the local eco system in those areas. The steady introduction of a primary predator in such mellow waters could cause a drastic change in the landscape. Although we appreciate the size and the sheer mystery of the great white shark I dont think the Hawaii locals want to become neighbors with the mammal especially considering the surfing and water beach culture of the tropical touristy destination.


Seasonal migrations of blue whiting in the Norwegian Sea in 1978 to 1982 (C.M)
Book (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Pelagic Fish Committee)

Actually your notions about frozen fish may be

2008-07-14 15:57:30 by part_of_the_problem

While *truly* fresh fish is superior to frozen for texture in many cases, what passes as "fresh" is often not really that fresh.
If you ever had the kinds of pelagic fish you describe within 30-60 minutes of being caught, you would be amazed at how un-fishy they are, especially tuna.
When fish is fileted and flash frozen at sea in that same time frame, it will most likely have less of a fishy flavor than the same fish that stays unfrozen for even a few hours trip to market, which is enough time to develop a fishy enough taste to put off someone who is sensitive to it.


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