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7th Inning Catch Facts

Every part of this aquarium is fragile and there is no room for error.

Every part of this aquarium is fragile and there is no room for error. (View larger version)

Photograph by Christina Mendenhall

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  • The blue marlin is one of the biggest fish in the world with females reaching lengths of up to 14 feet in length and weighing more than 1,985 pounds.

  • Marlins spend most of their lives very far out at sea and are highly migratory. They will follow warm ocean currents for hundreds and even thousands of miles.

  • The average life span for a female marlin is 27 years.

  • Blue marlins prefer the warmer temperatures of surface waters where they feed on mackerel and tuna, although they will also dive deeper to catch and eat squid.

  • The blue marlin is known for putting up a tremendous fight when hooked, making these fish the Holy Grail for sport fishers.

  • Kona, Hawaii is home to the biggest marlin ever caught on record, measuring in at 17 feet long.

  • While the blue marlin is not endangered, the fish is constantly threatened because of its prize-winning size and pay out.

  • In 2003, the Miami Marlins beat the 27-time world champion New York Yankees in the World Series after being behind 10 games in the season.

  • While the new Marlins stadium and parking garage cost an estimated $609 million dollars to construct, it also provided 5,000 jobs for the community.

  • 28 year old Miami Marlins pitcher Gaby Sanchez had an away game average of .266.

  • Miami Marlins player Tony Perez is the only player from that team to go into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • Pitcher Gaby Sanchez also is a 2011 all-star player for first base.

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