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.
Marine Mammals of Maine was happy to assist explore.org with a trip out to Seal Island in order to fix their new live seal cam. Check it out! Full access is here: http://www.explore.org/seals seamless
Check out the Downeast Magazine article on marine mammal response in the State of Maine!
Check out the coverage of the Marine Mammals of Maine response to a dead minke whale in Cape Elizabeth! At WGME13 At the Press Herald At WCSH6
MMoME on News 8 tonight, May 8th on the 11 o’clock news. When the stranding response organization at the Maine Department of Marine Resources closes due to funding, Lynda Doughty steps up to fill the void and continue providing help to Maine’s marine mammals. Doughty was able to form Marine Mammals of Maine to take…Continue Reading