Our Case Stories

#81—Harpswell, Maine

#81 looking up

Though patient #81 was also no longer with her mom when we responded to her case, her story is a bit different. She was reported to our hotline on June…Continue Reading

#37—Westport Island, Maine

#37 with Lanugo coat

#37 is another April 2021 pup, reported to our hotline on Westport Island. We responded to find him with a full lanugo coat and an umbilicus, sleeping in the water.…Continue Reading

#36—Freeport, Maine

#36 after rehab

On April 30, 2021, a caring and concerned beach walker found pup #36 sleeping alone on seaweed and was worried he’d been abandoned. Thanks to the report, our team arrived…Continue Reading

COA—Lincolnville, Maine

COA by the pool

Our stranding network partners at Allied Whale at the College of the Atlantic responded to and rescued COA on April 29, 2021. After their team determined she had been abandoned…Continue Reading

#31—Falmouth, Maine

#31 at admit

We arrived at Underwood Cove in Falmouth, Maine, on April 11, 2021 to find a small harbor seal pup covered in white fluffy fur (lanugo) with her umbilicus still attached.…Continue Reading

Satellite Tagged Weanling Harbor Seal


                      On August 12, 2018, MMoME received a report of a small seal that looked to be struggling in Old…Continue Reading

Atlantic White Sided Dolphin, York

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On November 15th, 2014, MMoME received a report from a concerned citizen of a dolphin on Short Sands Beach in York, ME. Live-stranded cetaceans (a porpoise, dolphin or whale) are…Continue Reading

Juvenile Hooded Seal, Ogunquit

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During the winter of 2017, a small seal was reported to MMoME’s hotline just before dark in front of a busy restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine. Photos showed a juvenile hooded…Continue Reading

Juvenile Harp Seal, Brunswick

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In early 2017, a juvenile harp seal stranded in a marsh in Brunswick, Maine. After being reported to our hotline, a trained volunteer was dispatched to examine him. Harp seals…Continue Reading

Right Whale, Boothbay Harbor

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In September of 2016, a local whale watch vessel reported a deceased North Atlantic right whale floating off of Boothbay Harbor, ME. This species is critically endangered, with less than…Continue Reading