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Amazing fish tag journey. Scientists are trying to figure out how an electronic fish tag implanted in a steelhead at a Washington fish hatchery made its way to New Zealand, where in April it was found in the belly of a sooty shearwater chick, according to an Associated Press story. The tag had traveled 7,700 miles. “We know (the tag) went into the ocean, and we know it ended up in New Zealand,” said Dave Marvin, who tracks Columbia River PIT tags for the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission in Portland. “But what happened in between is speculation.”


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