YELLOWFIN TUNA MOUNTS BY NEW WAVE TAXIDERMY
To say that yellowfin tuna are a highly prized fish is an understatement and there’s no question why they often end up as mounts. Simply put they are huge, fast, and delicious. Commercially, high-quality sushi-grade yellowfin can bring in anywhere from $3 to $7 per pound… they usually weigh around 400 pounds.
Needless to say, they look amazing on any wall that has the space for them. Mature yellowfin can grow up to 7 feet in length. At New Wave we love to create these fish and have hand-crafted many of them throughout our 40+ year history.
Like the rest of our mounts, all of our yellowfin tuna are custom creations from our facility in Stuart, Florida. Believe us when we say we understand what it means to catch one of these and how important it is to create a true replica of your fish.
Yellowfin tuna mounts from New Wave Taxidermy are museum quality, lifelike representations of the fish which was actually caught.
We love what we do and we feel that it is showcased in the quality of our work. Please take a moment to browse the gallery below, then complete the form for your free quote on your trophy yellowfin tuna.
YELLOWFIN TUNA INFORMATION
Yellowfin tuna are open-ocean fish and generally found in tropical and subtropical oceans around the globe. They are extremely popular for sushi and often marketed as ‘ahi’ tuna. They are one of the larger species of tuna, growing six to seven feet in length and weighing around 400 pounds.
Generally, these fish can be found in schools within 300 feet of the surface. That being said they’ve been known to dive to depths of nearly 4000 feet. With the right conditions, they will make their way closer to shore… the right conditions essentially means that their food source is congregating there.
They are one of the ocean’s top predators but their diet varies considerably from birth to adulthood. When they are young they are nearly microscopic in size and generally feed on zooplankton. Upon reach adulthood, they have been known to feed on a variety of bony fishes, crustaceans, and squid.
- The current world record yellowfin tuna was caught in Cabo San Lucas Mexico in 2012. It weighed 427 pounds. Amazingly, that’s only the rod and reel record… in 2018 someone actually speared one in the Dominican Republic that weighed a whopping 480 pounds
- Like sharks, yellowfin tuna need to swim constantly in order to obtain oxygen from the water.
- They are incredibly fast swimmers and can easily reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
- Their lifespan is generally 7 to 8 years.
- They are migratory fish that never stop swimming. They often form large schools with other tuna species, as well as dolphins and even whales.
- Some sources claim that these amazing fish appear to be declining due to overfishing in some parts of the world.
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