Albino Blue Marlin Caught
Recently the crew of the Spanish Fly,Capt. Juan Carlos Fallas and mates Carlos Pollo Espinoza Jimenez and Roberto Chelato Salinas Hernandez were fishing with their clients, Bob and Karen Weaver when they were witness to an incredibly rare event.
They caught and released a white-colored blue marlin out of Los Suenos, Costa Rica.
Whether the ghost-like marlin was a true albino or the more common leucistic, the result is an amazing feat of survival for a white-colored animal to have survived to adulthood.
There have been white sailfish documented before, but this may be one of the first ever marlin. Having said that, I found the video below and it may be a seperate sighting as this white marlin does not seem to be hooked and it was posted in 2010.
That is the amazing thing about fishing in the ocean, one truely never knows what you might see any given day.
Photo Credit: Daniel Espinoza Jimenez