“Entourage” star Adrian Grenier recently joined Oceana in a rare opportunity to observe and swim with bluefin tuna. Notoriously elusive, bluefin tuna are one of the fastest fish in the ocean.
They can get up to 15 feet long, weigh over 1500 pounds and are able to accelerate faster than a race car. They’re there and then… they’re just gone. But even bluefin can’t escape our appetite. Bluefin in the Atlantic are now on the brink of extinction due to overfishing. Unfortunately, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may push them even closer to the brink — the Gulf is one of only two spawning sites in the world for Atlantic bluefin.
[Director: Klaus Obermeyer/ Editor: Marc Flennert]
Photos from Adrian's dive (credit: Tim Calver):
Bluefin tuna are on the brink of extinction due to overfishing. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the spawning ground for all Western Atlantic bluefin tuna, now further jeopardizes their recovery. Ask the government to protect and restore populations of bluefin tuna in the Gulf. Click here to sign our petition!