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Tagging a Fish With a Sword for a Face

This isn’t your granddaddy’s day on the lake. Marine biologist Sam Friederichs fights 500­-pound fish—but not for the reason you’d think.

Sailfish Crittercam Success!

Hoping for billfish, the team catches a sailfish, but in this situation, anglers can’t be choosers. Get the play-by-play.

Finding a Billfish for Crittercam

Before you can attach a Crittercam camera to a marlin, you’ve got to catch the fish. Researcher Sam Friedrichs shows how its done.

Welcome to Panama. Love, Blue Marlin.

The Crittercam expedition to Panama kicked off with blue marlin release as we made our way to Tropic Star Lodge.

Filming the Seas’ Greatest Catch With Crittercam

Follow researchers to Panama where they’ll use Crittercam to help unlock the secret lives of marlin before it’s too late.

New Crittercam Project Kicks Off in Puerto Rico

By Jean-Paul Polo From Sept 17th until October 1st 2012 the National Geographic Crittercam program joined marine biologist Sam Friedrichs and headed down to Club Nautico de San Juan on the Atlantic coast of Puerto Rico. Our mission is to try and deploy Crittecrams on Blue Marlin during the 59th International Billfish Tournament, a catch-and-release…