bigeye tuna

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Definition of bigeye tuna 

: a large-eyed tuna (Thunnus obesus) that has long pectoral fins and often a bluish stripe on the side and is found in warm ocean waters worldwide

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Seared slices of bigeye tuna got a tasty crunch thanks to the fried bubu rice crackers (picture crisped rice) coating the outside. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Urban Hibachi Sushi & Grill plates up elegant Japanese fare," 30 June 2018 Tuna is a star — both in ahi tuna tostadas, crisp chips topped with raw fish, avocado, sesame, and a soy drizzle, and a main course of bigeye tuna. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "At Mastro’s Ocean Club and LoLa 42 in the Seaport, an escape from the known city," 12 Mar. 2018 What to order Shrimp cocktail, ahi tuna tostada, bigeye tuna sashimi style, crab and truffle gnocchi. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "At Mastro’s Ocean Club and LoLa 42 in the Seaport, an escape from the known city," 12 Mar. 2018 Submarine canyons striate that ridge line, forming perfect habitats for game fish like bigeye tuna and marlin. James D. Walsh, Daily Intelligencer, "A Son Took His Mother Out Fishing. She Never Came Back.," 23 Jan. 2018 Indeed, the Hawaii fleet’s bigeye tuna catch has doubled since 2006, even though half of America’s Pacific waters are now off-limits to fishing. Christopher Pala, New York Times, "Loss of Federal Protections May Imperil Pacific Reefs, Scientists Warn," 30 Oct. 2017 This would be particularly helpful for bigeye tuna, which is the mainstay of the sushi market and the principal target of the Hawaii long-line fleet. Christopher Pala, New York Times, "Loss of Federal Protections May Imperil Pacific Reefs, Scientists Warn," 30 Oct. 2017

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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