National Geographic : 1938 Oct
© National Geographic Society Painting by Hashime Murayama MYSTERIOUS AND ERRATIC IS THE PRIZED ALBACORE, "CHICKENOF THE SEA" Where the ALBACORE (Germo alalunga) spawns and breeds, no one knows, nor where it goes when itleaves United States shores. Originally itwas the only tuna used for canning, 25,000,000 pounds of "white meat" being tinned in one year. But so scarce did they become in1928 that the wholesale price rose to $300 a ton. Smallest of the tunas, it is an excellent fighter on a light tackle, and will takeatrolled lure at speeds of8or10 miles per hour.