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Research Article

Seasonal Movements, Aggregations and Diving Behavior of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Revealed with Archival Tags

  • Andreas Walli mail,

    walli@geoville.com

    Affiliation: Tuna Research and Conservation Center, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Steven L. H. Teo,

    Affiliation: Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Andre Boustany,

    Affiliation: Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Charles J. Farwell,

    Affiliation: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California, United States of America

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  • Tom Williams,

    Affiliation: Tuna Research and Conservation Center, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Heidi Dewar,

    Affiliation: National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Eric Prince,

    Affiliation: National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Barbara A. Block

    Affiliation: Tuna Research and Conservation Center, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 07, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006151
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Andreas Walli, Tom Williams, Barbara A. Block
Tuna Research and Conservation Center, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America
Steven L. H. Teo
Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
Andre Boustany
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Charles J. Farwell
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California, United States of America
Heidi Dewar
National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Eric Prince
National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: walli@geoville.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CJF BB. Performed the experiments: AW SLHT AB CJF TW HD. Analyzed the data: AW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AW SLHT. Wrote the paper: AW. Conducted fieldwork: AW SLHT AB CJF TW HD BB. Collected the data: AW SLHT AB CJF TW HD EP BB.