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Growing Grateful Children

Vulu of The Day

A way to practice gratitude and stay connected everyday~

Vulu for the Albacore Tuna~

Shelly LaVigne

It’s Vulu time, a time to appreciate all that connects us and know that you are loved.

Let's get your Vulu Angels or anything else you like to hold and find a comfortable position on your bed where you can lie back, relax, and listen with a quiet mind.

Hold your Vulu Angel next to your heart, take a deep breath in through your nose and exhale out of your mouth.

Ok, one more deep breath.

Say this with me….”I am love ~ I have all the love I need in my heart.”

Today we are vulu for Albacore Tuna ~

The Albacore tuna occurs in tropical and temperate waters of all oceans, including the Mediterranean Sea. The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans both hold at least two albacore tuna stocks (northern and southern), each with distinct spawning areas and rarely crossing the warm equatorial waters.

The large, oceanic albacore tuna is built for speed, with a torpedo-shaped body, smooth skin and streamlined fins. This fish is characterized by a dark yellow first dorsal fin and a pale yellow second dorsal fin. The pectoral fins, found on each side of the body, are exceptionally long, and the crescent-shaped, deeply-forked tail fin helps generate the power required to maintain the albacore tuna’s impressive speeds. They are metallic dark blue on the back, with silvery-white sides and belly.

The albacore tuna forms schools, which can be up to an astonishing 18 miles (30 kilometers) wide. These enormous schools are sometimes associated with floating objects, such as sargassum weeds, and they may also form mixed schools with other tuna species, such as skipjack, yellowfin and bluefin tuna. In these schools, the albacore tuna undertakes great migrations in search of the best feeding and spawning grounds, strongly influenced by large oceanic phenomena such as El Niño.

Albacore tuna are able to reach impressive speeds, of up to 50 mph (80 kph), due to their highly evolved circulatory system that reduces the loss of heat generated by increased muscular activity. This allows them to maintain their body temperature at a higher level than the surrounding water, keeping their muscles warm and working efficiently. Unlike many fish, albacore tuna are not able to pump water over their gills to obtain oxygen from the surrounding water, and therefore need to swim constantly with their mouth open, to force water over their gills.

A female albacore tuna is capable of producing two to three million eggs per spawning season, which are released in at least two batches; however, the majority of these eggs will not survive to be adults. The tiny eggs are enclosed in an oil droplet to enable them to remain buoyant in the ocean. The eggs hatch in less than 48 hours.

The large albacore tuna is one of the top carnivores within its inhabit, it eats smaller schooling fish such as sardines, anchovy and squid, consuming around 25 percent of its weight every day. The albacore tuna itself becomes prey for larger species of tuna, billfish and sharks.

Let's take a moment to connect to the Albacore Tuna. Imagine yourself as one swimming at 50 miles an hour in a school with all your friends with while you hug your Vulu angel and send VululuV to them. Remember we are all connected and the love you give is returned to go ahead and give all the VululuV you can today.

Now take a moment to think about someone or something silly you are especially vulu for today and send some VululuV~ 

VululuV to you, the Albacore Tuna and to all~

The LaVigne family~