Support Marine Mammals of Maine’s work with a symbolic adoption.
Cetacean (whale or dolphin) strandings are much less frequent in our response region, but when do they occur it is generally indicative of a more serious concern. Cetacean strandings require a significant amount of resources and a much different response than seals. Usually, cetaceans will already be deceased when they are found on the beach; however, these kinds of strandings provide excellent sources and data and valuable insight into the health, physiology, and general population structure of the species. We also take these opportunities to provide once in a lifetime educational experiences to groups of students from a variety of institutions.
Marine Mammals of Maine generally responds to 1 humpback whale each year. Usually, the animals are deceased when found. Humpbacks face serious threats including entanglement in fishing gear and discarded line, and collisions with ships.
Each adoption includes:
- an official Adoption Certificate
- Stuffed animal of the adopted species
- Species Bio
- MMoME Bookmark
- MMoME Informational Card