It was a remarkable journey for a fish and one marine researchers are hoping to learn from.

In August 2007, when it was just a year and a few months old a juvenile bluefin tuna was tagged by researchers in the Bay of Biscay, off the coast of Basque Country between France and Spain. It was a mere 11 pounds, 25 inches.

The researchers were aboard a live bait vessel when they tagged and released the tuna.

In then crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice, spending the winter on the North American coast and the summer on the European coast. The fish then went to the Mediterranean Sea, where it was recaptured this winter at the age of eight in a purse seine off the southern coast of Malta.

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