In March of 2016, a caring individual called the hotline to report a young seal on their dock in Southport, Maine. A nearby volunteer responder was dispatched to assess the animal, and found a deep entangling line wrapped tightly around the young harbor seal’s neck. If left untreated, as the seal grew the line would…Continue Reading
Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) is a relatively new non-profit organization federally authorized to respond to live and dead marine mammals. MMoME is dedicated to providing response, assistance and care to stranded marine mammals between Kittery and Rockland Maine. The organization covers some of the busiest seal stranding coastline during the summer months, totaling over…Continue Reading
Every Thanksgiving, the Portland Press Herald recognizes and interviews 10 people in Maine who are known by their neighbors for their generous hearts and for their genuine commitment to improving the community around them. The Phippsburg resident and Executive Director of Marine Mammals of Maine, Lynda Doughty, is one of the 10 2014 Mainers to be thankful for. Read why here.
An adult pilot whale washed up on Popham Beach in Phippsburg, Maine in July of 2014. A necropsy will be performed by Marine Mammals of Maine on the carcass to determine how it died before washing up Tuesday night on one of the state’s most heavily trafficked state parks. For the full text, see the following link to the…Continue Reading
Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) is still here and going strong! However, the closing of the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center at the University of New England in May, 2014 has increased the pressure on MMoME’s staff and volunteers during our busiest time of the year. DONATE Lynda Doughty, our Executive Director, is working closely with…Continue Reading
Maine’s only seal rehabilitation center suddenly closed without warning, leaving marine rescue groups scrambling to figure out how to help injured and abandoned animals. Follow this link to read more and watch the video of a harbor seal MMoME was able to rescue in the summer of 2014.
The University of New England’s Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center abruptly closes its doors at the beginning of Maine’s busiest seal stranding season. As they permanently close their doors, one last seal release takes place in Biddeford as response organizations scramble to keep up with harbor seal pupping season. Read the full article here.
The day after Christmas, 2014, MMoME responded to a live juvenile pilot whale. This species lives in large pods, and solo individuals are rare. Any live cetacean (whale, dolphin or porpoise) stranded out of water is a life-threatening situation. MMoME’s cetacean response team quickly arrived on-scene, and found the 9 foot whale laying on his…Continue Reading
The Nonantum Resort will donate a portion of the October 26th breakfast proceeds to support MMoME. Breakfast is available from 7:30 to 10:00 AM. For more information and directions to the Nonantum Resort, please visit their webpage. We hope to see you there!
Join us for a fundraiser at Otto’s Pizza Tuesday, September 10th from 5 to 9pm. For more information, visit the event Facebook Page.