Study Documents Growing Population of Gray Seals
Will Sennott
As gray seal pupping season comes to an end off the coast of Massachusetts and Maine, scientists are finishing a study.
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With Shark Sighting Close to Shore, Seal Factor Can't Be Ignored
Will Sennott
In the aftermath of a rare shark sighting that temporarily closed South Beach in Edgartown on Tuesday, researchers are looking for answers as to what is drawing sharks to the Cape and Islands in large numbers in recent years.
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Remote Muskeget Offers Case Study in Nature's Balancing Act
Steve Myrick

Crocker Snow Jr. remembers vividly the first time he set foot on Muskeget island. The 250-acre stretch of sand and scrub brush forms the westernmost tip of Nantucket.

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On the Shores of Muskeget Island
The sandy shoals of Muskeget Island are familiar to boaters and fishermen who ply the waters between Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, but the island’s rich ecological history may be less well known.
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Seal in the Road, Oak Bluffs Police to the Rescue
Landry Harlan

Two Oak Bluffs police officers became marine mammal rescuers Tuesday night when they helped guide a rogue seal back into Nantucket Sound.

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Born Polluted but Fates Aren't Sealed
Suzan Bellincampi

Last month, NOAA declared an Unusual Mortality Event for pinnipeds, a group of aquatic mammals that include seals.

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Entangled Seal Set Free in Aquinnah
Sara Brown
On Monday the stars aligned for a juvenile gray seal with a considerable amount of commercial fishing net wrapped around its neck and three natural resources officers called to its rescue.
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Lost and Found: Stray Seal Pup Finds Safe Route Home
Sara Brown
Thanks to Tisbury police officers on the midnight shift, a lost seal is back in the water — despite a quick detour under a police car.
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Prey, Predator Doesn't Equal Cause, Effect
Elizabeth Bradfield
On the surface it seems like a simple and straightforward equation: more seals equals more great white sharks. The connection, however, is likely far more complicated.
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Recent Surge in Shark Sightings Belies Their Dramatic Declines
Simon Thorrold

The July 30 shark attack at Ballston Beach in Truro has focused national attention on the seasonal occurrence of white sharks in waters close to Cape Cod and Island beaches. White sharks are no strangers to residents here; I certainly won’t forget kayaking with friends to see a female white shark trapped in a coastal pond on Naushon island in September 2004. There seems little doubt that we have witnessed more white sharks in areas frequented by swimmers along the eastern shore of the Cape over the past few years.

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