How to Draw an Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Atlantic Bluefin Tuna in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.

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How to Draw an Atlantic Bluefin Tuna - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: To start drawing our fish, make a sideways M shape that connects to a C.

Step 2: Next, draw a wishbone shape for the body.

Step 3: Let's add the eye and fin. Draw a circle in a circle for the eye and color it in. Now add a fin on the side and one on the bottom.

Step 4: Then we add one fin to the bottom and two more up top.

Step 5: The tail is a backwards crescent shape. That's it! If you'd like to color it, the Bluefin is dark blue and silvery gray.

Interesting Facts about Atlantic Bluefin Tunas

Atlantic Bluefin Tunas are found in so many more places than the Atlantic Ocean. They are also found in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. The fish are cone shaped with large mouths. An adult grows to about 6 to 8 feet long. They are blue colored and silvery in places. Bluefins eat smaller schooling fish and smaller things like plankton. A Bluefin Tuna can live for 30 years, but there have been records of fish living to be 50 years old!

Did you know?

  • Atlantic Bluefin Tunas are in danger of being fished out of extinction.
  • Because there is such a demand for the fish, the price is incredible! A single fish can sell for thousands of dollars!
  • The Bluefin Tuna is a warm blooded fish!
  • The word “Tuna” came from the Greek word meaning “to rush.”
  • An Atlantic Bluefin Tuna can swim 40 miles per hour.

Activity: Let your students see who can be as fast as an Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Line up the students and have a foot race!