Scientists Are Taming Endangered Atlantic Bluefin Tuna for Our Sushi

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The atmosphere in the new tuna-rearing facility in the small coastal town of Mazzaron, in southeastern Spain, is dead calm. It has to be. About 100 young Atlantic bluefin tuna, each about the size of a football, are adapting to life in a 22-by-10 meter tank. If spooked, they can burst straight into the wall, shattering their own spines.

Bluefin born in captivity die this way by the millions in their larval stage, but collisions grow less common as they


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