Tag, You're It: NOAA Scours New England Seas For Missing Whale Tags

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SCITUATE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The researchers at Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary are missing some whale tags, and they'd like them back.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sanctuary says the radio tags were used to study endangered Sei whales in Stellwagen Bank, off the coast of Massachusetts. The sanctuary covers the protected waters from the tip of Cape Cod to the bottom of Cape Ann. They went missing earlier in May.

The six-inch tags are bright orange and look somewhat like a bug, with suction cup "feet" and a big black antenna. The scientists didn't specify how they'd gone missing earlier this month.

The sanctuary said the tags could wash up "anywhere along the Massachusetts coast." Officials said anyone who finds the tags should email or call the center.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports:

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