The marlin is a fish comprising more than seven different species. Recognized by its long body, the bill resembling a spear, and its rigid dorsal fin, it’s one of the most easily recognizable sea dwellers. The generally held belief is its name comes from its strong resemblance to a marlinspike, a tool used by sailors in marine ropework. Like the sailfish, marlin are also known for being fast swimmers, capable of reaching speeds of up to fifty miles per hour.
It’s not unusual to see marlins propped up on the walls, but these fish often fail to depict how large they can be. The Atlantic blue marlin, for example, is the largest species of marlin, spanning just over sixteen feet in length and weighing more than 1,400 pounds. Considering how popular the marlin is when it comes to sport fishing Miami, they can easily prove to be a challenge even for experienced fishermen.
There are a couple of fun facts about marlin worth sharing. It may not be as visible as the brilliant colors of the mahi-mahi, but marlin are capable of changing the color of their stripes. Whenever they are courting or feeding, these stripes will illuminate into a distinct blue or lavender color. The fish also played a pivotal role in Ernest Hemingway’s classic 1952 novel The Old Man and the Sea.
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