By: Kathryn Wrynn
What is an aquatic fish and can be the size of Mr.Sherick? The Pacific Albacore Tuna, of course! This large animal’s appearance, diet, life cycle, and reproduction period is very different from a human’s. This tuna can have many eye capturing qualities different from other fish.
The Pacific Albacore Tuna appearance is very intriguing. The Pacific Albacore can weigh up to 88 pounds and can be up to 6 feet long. The Albacore has a round body with a slim tail and a forked crescent shaped tail. The tuna’s body colors provide camouflage in the water. This 88 pound hunter can position its dorsal and pectoral fins to quicken its current swimming rate. Because of its special features, this rather large animal is counted as a warm-blooded creature because it can maintain its body temperature a few degrees above the surrounding water. Albacore Tuna are dark blue on the back with silvery white stripes along the sides of the stomach. Their long pectoral fins are at least half the length of the body. The tip of the tail is white. As you can see, the Pacific Albacore Tuna has an interesting body structure.
The Pacific Albacore Tuna eats as much food as possible when it can find it. Tunas are carnivores; eating only meat. Mostly, this fascinating fish eats squid, shellfish, and many other plank-tonic organisms. This Pacific fish eats many crustaceans and fish such as herring, mackerel, hake, and many other fishes. With its top speed at about 43 miles per hour, this warm-blooded fish is able to swim fast enough to capture its “unfair” prey by out-swimming it. Without a doubt, Pacific Albacore Tuna are definitely carnivores.
Life Cycle and Reproduction
The Pacific Albacore Tuna have an amazing life cycle and reproduction way. Pacific Albacore Tuna usually spawn from March to July. Once they spawn, the Pacific Albacore release their offspring called gametes. Once she releases a baby fish, she encloses it with an oil drop. The offspring usually hatch within 48 hours or 2 days. The females are usually only 5-6 years old when they reproduce. Depending on their size, it can reproduce many gametes at a time and sometimes even 2.6 million! It is clear that the life cycle and reproduction process is unique in its own way.
Life Cycle and Reproduction
History:The earliest Chocolate Crackles recipe so far discovered was printed in an advertisement in the Australian Women’s Weekly on Saturday 18 December 1937. The advertisement was placed by Edible Oil Industries, a subsidiary of Unilever, who made Copha. While it mentioned Rice Bubbles, it did not include the Kellogg name. In 1953, Kellogg gained a trademark over the term Chocolate Crackles – a trademark the company still owns. Chocolate Crackles are still a favorite for children’s parties and cake stalls.
For the record, that Chocolate Crackles recipe reads as follows:
5 ozs. Rice Bubbles (4 cups)
8 ozs. Icing Sugar
2 1/2 ozs. Fine Cocoanut
2 1/2 ozs. Cocoa (2 tablespoons)
8 ozs. COPHA
Mix dry ingredients, melt COPHA and pour over same. Thoroughly mix and spoon into paper cup containers and allow to set. The above quantity makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen.
Here’s the official Kellogg’s® version, with metric measurements:
4 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Bubbles®
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup desiccated coconut
Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Melt copha gently.
Pour into dry ingredients and mix well.
Spoon into paper patty cases.
Chill until set.
Makes about 24.Because COPHA is hydrogenated coconut oil, it’s officially bad for you. So a diet consisting largely of Chocolate Crackles is not recommended.
Quizzle: Yay! Now on to the fun part; I have created a short quiz. Now, test your knowledge based on the Pacific Albacore Tuna!☺
The only warm-blooded fish
Uses its speed to catch prey
Not a mammalAn unusual fish