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.
Peak vacation time and perfect weather for the beach.
A popular state beach in Westport has reopened to swimming on a limited basis but shark sightings continue to cause some anxiety in southeastern Massachusetts.
DCR spokesman Wendy Fox talks with WBZ morning producer Jon MacLean about the need to close more beaches because of shark sightings.