During the inaugural IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR), six satellite tags were deployed at the Club Nautico de San Juan's 58th Annual International Billfish Tournament (IBT) that was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from September 5-11, 2011. On January 5, 2012 - exactly 120 days after it was deployed - Capt. Mike Benitez's fish's tag popped off and began transmitting information. Much to the astonishment of IGFA staff and researchers at Stanford University, Benitez's fish had traveled southeast some 4,776 nautical miles from where it was tagged. It crossed the equator, its tag finally popping off near the coast of Angola, Africa.