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BOSTON.COM: Scientists plan to tag seven adult gray seals on Cape Cod this week as part of an effort to learn more about the species.

Gordon Waring, the National Marine Fisheries Service seal expert and chief scientist for the project, says the first-of-a-kind program in Atlantic waters will help scientists answer questions they share with local residents and fishermen alike. They aim to tag the seals Wednesday through Friday off Chatham and Wellfleet.

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