2010 HIBT Updates
We have a winner for the 2010 Great Marlin Race!
Congratulations go to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, sponsors of the tag on Fish #1, which won the 2010 Great Marlin Race by traveling 2,282 nautical miles east-southeast of Kona over the course of 120 days. This 150 lb. marlin was caught by Angler Kerry Kurz of the Laguna Niguel Billfish Club #1 on August 3, 2010, and tagged by his brother Bob Kurz, both on board the Sea Baby III with Captain Doug Pattengill and crewman A.J. Friend.
On the whole, the results from the 2010 Great Marlin Race are fascinating in that they reveal such a great diversity of migratory behaviors. With nine out of ten tags having successfully reported, we observed one marlin that went south-southwest and another that went due east – and the others all fell somewhere in between. This year we even had two marlin that appeared to stay right near the Hawaiian Islands – one of them for the entire 120-day deployment period!
- Nine Out of Ten Tags Up
- Eight Tags Up, Two to Go!
- A New Tag, A New Leader and a New Record
- A Sixth Tag Appears
- Two more tags up, and a new leader!
- A Third Tag Surfaces
- Two Tags Are Up!
- All 10 Tags Are In The Water!
- Seven Tags Out, Three To Go!
- The 2010 Race is On!
- Welcome to the 2010 Great Marlin Race!