Introduction: Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) are a large and superb gamefish found near the surface. Their fins can be folded close to their bodies or tucked into grooves. This makes for excellent sprinting. The body is mostly covered with small scales and the fins are well-developed. Thunnus is an ancient name for 'tuna' and albacares refers to their 'bright yellow fins'.
Diet: Small fish, mantis shrimps, crab and crayfish larvae and squid.
Colouration: A metallic-blue back, yellow flanks and a silvery-white belly, adorned with around 20 narrow and pale bars.
Breeding: Spawning grounds remain obscure, possibly due to their extensive oceanic migrations.
Max size: 100cm. Max weight: 108kg.
Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony
An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.
Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here
A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays