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Blue Marlin

"Blue Marlin" Silk screened crew neck T shirt. This original design was created with sponge, pen & ink. Blue Marlin available in ash & white 100% preshrunk cotton. Sizes: Youth child 6/8, small, medium, large, x large, 2 x large & 3x large. This T Shirt can be special ordered, if what you want is not listed in stock.

I designed this shirt with gifts for men in mind, my bass t shirt is popular. I thought this impressive and threatened species would be a nice addition to my line of unique t shirts. I did this a little differently by “splashing” the back ground with paint.

I watched a documentary of The Blue Marlin for reference when I did this painting. This is Wikipedia's information: Makaira nigricans is listed as a threatened species. The blue marlin is under intense pressure from long line fishing. In the Caribbean region alone, Japanese and Cuban fishermen annually take over a thousand tons. Sport fishermen have been at the forefront of efforts to conserve blue marlin populations. The initial efforts to develop electronic tags for tracking highly migratory fish were carried out on marlin in Hawaii, in collaboration with anglers in the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament