- Albacore are the only tuna allowed by the Food and Drug Administration to be marketed and sold as white meat. Because of this distinction, albacore is the most prized tuna meat in the United States.
- Albacore is considered inferior to other tuna meat in Japan for the exact same reason. Only some members of the billfish family (marlins, swordfish) and the mako shark are faster. Albacore have been recorded going over 55 knots.
- Close to 200,000 tons of albacore are harvested every year, most coming from the Pacific Ocean.
Redtail surfperch ()
Redtail surfperch have oval-shaped, compressed bodies. Coloration is silver with olive green mottling and reddish to brown bars on the side. The pelvic fin is a pale reddish color, and the caudal fin is pink to deep purple. The dorsal fin has sharp points that are much taller than the soft rays that follow.
Redtail surfperch eat small crustaceans mainly, but also will eat small crabs, shrimp, mussels and marine worms.
Monterey Bay, California to Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Redtail surfperch are commonly found in the surf zone along open ocean beaches, though they may occasionally be in bays around rocks and pilings. They are common in estuaries and protected embayments during the spawning season.
- Redtail surfperch are sometimes known as the rosy surf fish.