White marlin photos

 
Top Left Solid Corner

Pictures of the White Marlin Showing This Billfish That is Becoming Endangered

Top Right Solid Corner

The white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, a member of the billfish family, lives in the Atlantic Ocean, between 45 degrees north to 35 degrees south, and migrates within those boundaries following the warm water temperature. It is also known as the Atlantic white marlin and skilligalee. The white marlin is pelagic and prefers waters over 300 feet deep, swimming alone or in pairs. They may be observed in small schools around bait fish. The white marlin is very similar to the blue marlin, but has a different fin configuration. They are dark blue above and silvery white below, with brown spots on the sides of the white portion. Their first dorsal fin is dark blue with black spots, the pectoral fins may be tipped with white, and their fins are rounded. The blue marlin has no spots and pointed fins. The white marlin is smaller than other marlin, reaching ten feet in length and 190 pounds. White marlin spawn in early summer, spawning in pairs.

White marlin are daytime feeders, eating squid, mackerel, herring, flying fish, and bonito. They appear to overtake their prey by speed rather than slashing it like other marlin. The white marlin is a popular game fish, especially in the Massachussetts and North Carolina areas.

It is a species of special concern, and the National Marine Fisheries Service is petitioning to list the white marlin as threatened or endangered throughout its known range and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act.

>>> Click Here To See More White Marlin Pictures

 

picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, drawing air down as it swipes at bait on surface, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036320

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036316

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, with bite wound on right flank, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036321

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036315

picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036312

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, eating bait fish, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036313

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, chasing teaser bait, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036327

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, drags down a curtain of air with bill, after striking at bait on surface, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036323

picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, with bite wound on flank, streaming bubbles after striking at surface, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036324

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036319

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036317

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, chasing teaser bait, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036326

picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, with reflection on surface, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036325

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, chasing teaser bait, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036311

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, chasing teaser bait, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036322

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036318

picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin picture of a white marlin  

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036314

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, off Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Image #: 036318-H

Picture of a white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus, Azores Islands, Portugal, Atlantic Ocean

Image #: 009996

 

 

>>> Click Here To See More White Marlin Pictures