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The Tuna is a saltwater fish found in Age of Empires, Age of Empires II and Age of Empires III.

Age of EmpiresEdit

Tunas are occasionally featured in water maps, such as Islands, either replacing or supplementing Salmon and Whales. They provide 250 Food.

Age of Empires IIEdit

This fish makes its return in the second game, featured in many marine maps, such as Mediterranean. They provide 225 Food, as with other similar species, such as Salmon and Snappers.

Tunas can usually be found close to Marlins and Snappers, but they might also occasionally be found close to rarer species of fish too, namely Dorados (in maps where they appear, such as Coastal), and much more rarely, Perches.

Age of Empires IIIEdit

The Tuna can be fished in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.

They are found in various Asian maps such as Borneo, Ceylon, and Indochina. alongside the Mola Mola. Just like the Mola Mola (and the rest of the fish species), they yield 500 Food.

History Edit

"Scientific Name: Thunnus
Approx. Size: varies by species, from 6 lb. to 1,800 lb.
Diet: Small fish, squid, crustaceans

The genus Thunnus, or tuna, consists of several species of schooling ocean fish that have long been found in waters across the world. The tuna is most commonly known as a food fish.

The tuna has a sleek, streamlined body that tapers to a narrow junction at the tail. It is built for sustained speed, with strong pectoral fins that fold into grooves against the body, and eyes that lie flush with the body surface. At full speed, the tuna has been recorded reaching speeds of up to 46 mph. A wide, forked tail propels it through the water. On each side of the tail base are bony keels that are extensions of the caudal vertebrae. A special vascular system below the skin helps keep the fish’s body temperature higher than that of the water in which it’s swimming, increasing its output of the muscles and accelerating nerve impulses. This allows the tuna to exist in colder regions.

Tuna is most sought after as a food fish. Its flesh is pink to dark red, different from the white flesh of most fish. This is due to the tuna’s muscle tissue and its greater quantities of the oxygen-binding molecule myoglobin.
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