Albacore tuna have a wide range for their habitat. They live in saltwater or marine habitats and tend to favor tropical, subtropical and temperate waters. This includes the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. They tend to spawn between July and October, which is the time when most fisherman fish for them. However, sometimes because of the conditions of the water, they do not come around until late August and then are able to be caught up until late October. They are also a very migratory species, so they can be in a range that can cover more than 100 kilometers of ocean.

 The size and age of the Albacore tuna can also be a factor when determining the habitat. Younger tuna tend to be found closer to the ocean’s surface. As the tuna grows and becomes larger, the diet of the tuna changes and they begin to swim in deeper and deeper waters. The depths that the Albacore tuna can be found in range from about 0 to 600 meters, with most acquiring the depths of 250 to 300 meters. At this range the temperature is around 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. The temperature can also affect the habitat of the Albacore tuna. The temperature range for most Albacore tuna is between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. Larger tuna can be active and survive in cooler temperatures from a range of about 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. This is why larger tuna can survive in deeper water. Also, Albacore tuna are rarely found near the shorelines. They are usually no closer than ten miles to the coastline and in most cases favor the warmer water.


Other animals can be found in these habitats as well. Such animals include other tuna, squid, sharks, sting rays, dolphins and billfishes.


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