National Geographic : 1923 Dec
SN. G. S. Painted byHashime Murayama MACKEREL (Scomber scombrus) The Mackerel is a member of the family which includes the Bonito, Tuna, Kingfish, and the Wahoo orPeto. Itranges between Hatteras and the Straits of Belle Isle, appearing on the Hatteras coast in early spring, and gradually migrating north. The spawning season extends from May toJuly, the grounds being in rather deep water off the coast between Long Island Sound and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. TheMackerel has many enemies, among which are the Gannets, Porpoises, Whales, Sharks, Squids, and Dogfish.