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Marlin are among the fastest fish, reaching speeds of up to 68 mph. Researchers wanted to know how far they travel, and they got a good idea after the first year of the Great Marlin Race.

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) recently closed its first year of the Great Marlin Race (IGMR), with six tagging events helped to deploy 23 satellite tags in blue and black marlin in three oceans.

A total of 11,484 nautical miles (nm) have thus far been tracked from the tags on these game fish, but one tag alone accounts for 41 percent of that distance.

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