Highlands & Islands

Public asked to help trace basking shark's tag

The satellite tag which is missing
Image caption There is a reward for the return of the tag, which contains valuable data

The public is being asked to help trace a tag that had been attached to a basking shark off Skye.

The tag's battery has run out and is no longer giving out a signal, but it is not known if it is still on the shark or has become detached.

The object last gave out a signal at the Neist Point area of Glendale, and police said it was likely to have been washed up on the shore nearby.

There is a reward for the return of the tag, which contains valuable data.

Northern Constabulary said it was baton-shaped, 15cm long, made of black rubber and may have an antennae attached.

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