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un marlin bleu, blue marlin

Gwenn Seemel
Lost grander club, girls only (Blue marlin fish)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

But girls can be more than twice as big as boys.

Blue marlin fish are prized among sport fishermen, and marlins weighing one thousand pounds are called “granders” in those circles.  Only female blue marlins grow to that size or bigger.  Males tend to be closer to three hundred pounds.

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