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Chatham Beach (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Sixth Grey Seal Found Shot Dead On Cape Cod Beach

A sixth grey seal has been found shot to death on a Cape Cod beach.

06/10/2011

Chatham Beach (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Five Seals Found Shot To Death On Cape Cod Beaches

Five gray seals have been found shot to death on Cape Cod beaches in recent weeks.

06/09/2011

File Image (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Lifeguards To Work State Beaches Early Due To Hot Weather

State officials are scrambling to get lifeguards in their chairs at beaches across the Bay State because of the heat.

06/08/2011

discks

Volunteers Scour Beaches For Wayward Wastewater Disks

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.

03/19/2011

A harp seal In Weymouth (credit: New England Aquarium)

Several Seals Visit Mass. Beaches

Several adult harp and hooded seals have arrived on Massachusetts beaches from Canada and are enjoying the Bay State’s snow-covered sand.

02/23/2011

Bacteria forces beach closures

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.

08/27/2010

Swimming banned at some South Shore beaches

Peak vacation time and perfect weather for the beach.

08/12/2010

South Coast beaches re-open after shark scare

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.

08/06/2010

Shark sighting

DCR spokesman Wendy Fox talks with WBZ morning producer Jon MacLean about the need to close more beaches because of shark sightings.

08/05/2010

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