Tuna live in the open sea of oceans worldwide, although specific zones are dependent on species. The bluefin tuna, for example, lives in tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Mediterranean. The bigeye tuna lives in the previously mentioned areas with the exception of the
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there are five species of tuna. Some species live in the Pacific Ocean, while others are native to the Atlantic.
Besides humans, tuna fish are eaten by sharks, rays, larger tuna and billfish, such as marlins. Juvenile yellowfin tuna are often prey for seabirds and fish, such as wahoo. Large, adult tuna can only be handled by predators, such as sharks, marlins and toothed whales similar to false killer whales.
Smoke tuna fish in a smoker with cherry or apple wood chunks for three to four hours or until the tuna flakes easily with a fork. Season the tuna before smoking to ensure a flavorful dish.
Babies can eat tuna fish. Tuna fish has many benefits, and babies can start eating it as early as 6 months old. However, parents must be careful not to feed babies too much fish.
Tuna is a healthy fish to eat, to a certain degree. As a fatty, cold-water fish, it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These are fats that help regulate cholesterol levels and protect against cardiovascular disease.
The average size of a tuna fish ranges between around 15 inches to about 79 inches. The average weight varies greatly, from as small as 3 pounds to as large as 400 pounds.
Tuna fish cakes are made with canned tuna, egg, breadcrumbs and mayonnaise. The ingredients are mixed together and fried on the stovetop.
To cook fresh tuna, first pat dry the tuna steaks with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Lightly season the tuna steaks to taste, and either grill or pan fry the steaks two minutes on each side, or bake the tuna in tin foil for ten to fifteen minutes.
Canned tuna, like all canned meats that are not kept in a refrigerator before being opened, are considered non-perishable items. Despite having a use-by date, if the can does not show signs of denting, rusting, leaking or bulging, the tuna is generally safe to eat.