The Blue Marlin is a stunning fish… literally! It uses its long pointed bill to stun, injure or kill its prey, often swimming into schools of fish at high speed and then returning to collect the stunned and injured ones. Females can grow up to four times the size of males (Wikipedia lists the largest published weight at 1,803 pounds), growing to a length of roughly 16 feet, and are highly sought after by anglers. Blue Marlin are found year round in the Atlantic. Check out this fantastic write up about the Blue Marlin on National Geographic here!
The Blue Marlin is a stunning fish… literally!