National Geographic : 1923 Dec
630 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE SWORDFISH TAKEN IN CAPE BRETON WATERS It has long been the opinion of ichthyologists that the Swordfish's spawning ground is in the Mediterranean Sea. The fact that small ones are constantly caught in the Mediterranean, but that only larger ones are taken in American waters, seemed to justify the conclusion that they did not spawn on this side of the Atlantic. But recently a small Swordfish weighing less than eight pounds was taken near Boston and a female containing spawn was landed at New Bedford. This evidence has served to reopen the question.