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July 14, 2013

PHILIPPINES: mysterious albino tuna caught

A mysterious capture of a golden bigeye tuna off the Philippines water was so rare that the seafood distributor who received the catch referred to it as a “1-in-a-million catch.”

The 62 kg - 138 lb tuna, which boasts beautiful coloration and peculiar whitish eyes, was caught by a local long-line fishermen.

The last time a fish like this was caught was 5 years ago; to see a mature individual with such primitive color variation is highly unusual.”

This rare tunas was shipped to US and sold to Sushi Taro, ranked by Forbes as one of the 100 best restaurants in the country.

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