These are some of the fish caught during the migration seasons.
The ancient name of “Bosphorus” means “Cow Passage”. As a passage that can be traversed easily, it has facilitated the spread of civilizations between Asia and Europe and the development of trade and other relations.
The Bosphorus is approximately 30 km long, and on the surface, the Bosphorus flows like a river from the Black Sea to the Marmara. This current gets much stronger and becomes truly dangerous at certain places and below the surface current, there is another current flowing in the opposite direction.
Because of the currents and the different temperatures on various levels, the Bosphorus is a paradise for fish. The fish migrate between the Black Sea and the Marmara according to the season and right now is the time.
The “Anavasya” migration from the Black Sea to the Marmara, starts in September. Schools of fish fatten up on a myriad of plankton, then migrate down from the Bosphorus.
First come the little tunny (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_tunny) followed by bluefish towards the end of September. Large bluefish and bonito appear in mid-October and the Turbot pictured above was caught in the Black sea.
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