Photos of Huge Pacific Blue Marlin - page 2 of 3
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Blue marlin image by Ron Pittard
World record Pacific blue marlin photo - 1040 lbs - Zane Grey - Tahiti
Below, author Zane Grey being congratulated by a Tahitian Chief after catching his world record blue marlin (1,040 lbs.) in 1930.�
World record Pacific blue marlin photo - 1040 lbs - Zane Grey - Tahiti
Above, Zane Grey admires his world record blue marlin's massive head and huge first dorsal.� The blue marlin can be distinguished from the black marlin by its more streamlined body, its smaller head, its larger first dorsal (more than half the maximum body depth), its slightly up-curved bill, and by its pectoral fins that can fold flat into groves in its sides.�
Pacific blue marlin photo
Pacific blue marlin photo - Lou Merron
Above, unidentified angler with large blue marlin.� Note the very short branchiostegal bones supporting the membrane below its throat and lower jaw.� Black marlin's branchiostegals are twice as long - a good
way to distinguish the two species.
Above, Lou Merron and a big blue marlin.�
Photo of 5 Pacific blue marlin and 1 black marlin - Michael and Helen Lerner - 1940 Peru-Chile Expedition
Photo of Zane Grey
Above, Zane Grey fighting a big fish off Australia with his Kovalovsky reel.�
Above Michael and Helen Lerner during their 1940 Peru-Chile Expedition.� All appear to be blue marlin with one black marlin (on the far right).

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