Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 24, 2007; Page A06
For centuries, humans have mythologized the bluefin tuna, an elite, warmblooded fish that can traverse the Atlantic basin in less than a month and a half and grow to weigh three-quarters of a ton. Romans put bluefin on their coins; Salvador Dali painted them.
Now, researchers are using hard science to prevent the fish from going extinct.