Here’s another tagged blue marlin from the Carol Libby that’s been recaptured. This one headed south from Costa Rica to Ecuador, making the long journey in an amazingly short period of time. Thanks to our friends at TBF for posting this!
This is the fourth blue marlin tagged by the “Carol Libby” that has been recaptured in 2014. The fish was caught by Keith Brandner on June 1 of 2014 off of Los Suenos, Costa Rica. When Capt. Josh Templle with crew members Andrea McQuade, Tony Carpenter, and James Brown tagged the blue marlin they estimated it weighed 200 lbs. A little over a month later on July 4th, the blue marlin was recaptured by artisanal fishermen off of Manta, Ecuador. The blue marlin made the estimated 650 mile swim in just 33 days, swimming an average straight line distance of 20 miles a day! Interestingly, this blue marlin also swam south and was recaptured off of Ecuador, similar to the other blue marlin tagged aboard the “Carol Libby” that were later recaptured. See TBF’s recapture gallery for more maps and information at http://www.billfish.org/gallery/recaptures/. Thanks to our sponsors for making it all possible Costa Sunglasses, Pelagic, Casa Vieja Lodge, Simrad Yachting, King Sailfish Mounts, and Bisbee’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund.
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