MA Sharks Lured by Seals

MA Sharks Lured by Seals
Photo Illustration/New England Boating

BostonGlobe.com: The two kayakers who were attacked by a great white shark near a group of seals [September 3, 2014] found themselves at the mercy of two interlocking trends — the surging seal population in Cape Cod Bay and a corresponding rise in the number of predatory sharks that feed on them.

Both populations have steadily rebounded in recent decades thanks to conservation measures, marine specialists say. And Cape Cod Bay, where large seal colonies are drawing more sharks closer to shore, is at the center of the resurgence.

Read about the resurgence of both seals and sharks in Massachusetts.