There were a lot of opportunities over the next three days, but through experience they refined the process to a more deliberate, controlled approach, making sure each tag counted. Double hookups were avoided by instantly releasing one of the fish. If the fish appeared injured in any way by the fight, it was turned loose before even coming alongside. The team of scientists, captain and mates became a well-oiled machine, working together like a NASCAR pit crew, changing tires, fueling up and getting the car back out on the track with the least amount of fuss. As a tag was implanted, ambient data were recorded, including GPS position, time of day and the condition of the fish. This would be added to the data eventually collected from the tags themselves. Fitchett and Pohlot handled the tags, computers and tagging process, while Professor Ehrhardt oversaw their work, commented, and provided advice and direction when necessary.