Our Case Stories

Weanling grey seal


In the spring of 2013, an undernourished female grey seal with an ulcerated eye injury was reported to MMOME. She was recently weaned and not thriving on her own, so…Continue Reading

Juvenile harbor porpoise in Brunswick, ME

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In October of 2012, a local school group was doing a marine biology lab in the field when they noticed a juvenile porpoise caught in a salt marsh. The tide…Continue Reading

Yearling grey seal Kettle Cove Beach in Cape Elizabeth, ME


In September of 2015, a yearling male grey seal was discovered with monofilament line wrapped around his neck. After giving him a full exam, we realized that he was also…Continue Reading

Grey seal weanling at Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine


The first animal of 2016 to be reported to our hotline was a recently weaned grey seal. We could tell that she was recently weaned by the patches of lanugo…Continue Reading

Harbor Seal Pup Jett, Tenants Harbor

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On April 22nd, 2016, a harbor seal pup stranded on Martinsville beach in Tenants Harbor, Maine. He was the first harbor seal pup reported to Marine Mammals of Maine’s (MMoME)…Continue Reading

Yearling Harbor Seal, Southport

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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…Continue Reading

Juvenile Pilot Whale, Cundy’s Harbor

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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…Continue Reading