In anticipation of this week’s high temperatures, a number of state-run beaches and wading pools will be opening a few days early.
Several Martha’s Vineyard beaches have been shut down over bacteria concerns.
Higher-than-normal E. coli readings have led to the closure of two Massachusetts beaches.
Residents and tourists swimming at Bourne’s beaches this summer are on their own if they get into trouble in the water.
A sixth grey seal has been found shot to death on a Cape Cod beach.
Five gray seals have been found shot to death on Cape Cod beaches in recent weeks.
State officials are scrambling to get lifeguards in their chairs at beaches across the Bay State because of the heat.
More volunteers are turning out to help clean up millions of small plastic disks swept downriver from a New Hampshire wastewater treatment plant to the ocean shores of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Several adult harp and hooded seals have arrived on Massachusetts beaches from Canada and are enjoying the Bay State’s snow-covered sand.
The weather may be beach-perfect but the beaches aren’t. About two dozen beaches in 16 coastal communities are closed due to elevated bacteria levels. Heavy rains earlier this week caused the problem.