blue marlin


Definition of blue marlin 

: a very large marlin (Makaira nigricans) of the Atlantic Ocean that is blue above and silvery white below, may reach a length of 14 feet (4.3 meters) and a weight of one ton (907 kilograms), and is often valued as a sport fish

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The largest blue marlin ever caught on a rod and reel was caught by Capt. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Hawaii fishermen reel in 1,073-pound blue marlin after hour-long struggle: It's like a 'sea monster'," 19 July 2018 One lucky Florida fishing team is celebrating after catching a nearly 800-pound blue marlin and taking home $450,705 in winnings — the largest prize awarded in the 22-year history of a major fishing tournament in the Gulf of Mexico. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Florida fisherman catch 800-pound marlin, reel in $450K tournament prize," 13 June 2018 And sometimes a dolphin trip will produce sailfish, wahoo, blackfin tuna, white marlin or blue marlin. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "“Mahi Madness:” Some tips on taking advantage of Dolphin fishing in the Florida Keys | Miami Herald," 18 May 2018 A couple months later, Sabin landed and released a Pacific blue marlin, also out of Los Suenos. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, "Billfish Slam: Woman lands 10 stunning fish species in 11 months," 27 Mar. 2018 In early June, fishing out of San Salvador, Sabin landed and released a blue marlin, which cinched her plans for the rest of the year. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, "Billfish Slam: Woman lands 10 stunning fish species in 11 months," 27 Mar. 2018 There, the ocean is filled with Pacific blue marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and spearfish. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Epic Fishing Trips in the West," 22 Jan. 2018 Tucked under one arm, Mattson totes a bulging binder of fish pics — from the 315-pound blue marlin hauled into a 17-foot freshwater boat off the pitch-dark San Diego coast to an angry arapaima wrestled to the jungle shoreline in Guyana. Bryce Miller,, "Meet Kevin Mattson, the most fished-crazed person in San Diego," 2 Mar. 2018 The 73-foot-tall structure—an explosion of pink flamingos, blue marlins and green palm fronds—has drawn derision since it was installed at Marlins Park in 2012. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "Miami’s ‘Homer’ Haters Hope Derek Jeter Takes Their Side," 29 Aug. 2017

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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