Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Swimming with the Fishes

Amazing Yellowfin Tuna Photos from Panama
It sounds like a threat from a mafia boss, but in the case of  a couple of Tony Berkowitz, from the Billfish Foundation, it was the real thing. Off the coast of Panama with a team of scientists,  Berkowitz, with just snorkel and mask, dived into a bait ball that was being attacked by yellowfin tuna .

Berkowitz insists that the photos are not photoshopped.

Berkowitz reported that baitfish tried to use him as structure when they were getting harassed by tuna, and that he emerged a little battered, bruised and bitten by the voracious yellowfin. Read more on the Billfish Foundation Website.

The Billfish Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated solely to conserving and enhancing billfish populations around the world.

A membership-based organization headquartered in Florida, the Foundations  international network of supporters includes conservation-minded anglers, captains, mates, scientists, policy makers, tournament directors, clubs and sportfishing businesses.  The foundation works to create marine conservation strategies that benefit oceanic resources while also empowering the recreational fishing community and works for solutions that are good for the fish but not punitive to recreational anglers.

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