Check out the below news story about where many of MMoME’s recently rescued harbor seal pups have gone and how they are doing. This facility, one of two that can accept MMoME’s rescued seals, is currently completely full and not able to accept any more patients. The 12 pups they are currently caring for are…Continue Reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2016 Contacts: Lynda Doughty, Marine Mammals of Maine, 207-233-3199 Jennifer Goebel, NOAA Fisheries, 978-281-9175 Harpswell, Maine – Marine Mammals of Maine is proud to announce the opening of a new short-term holding facility for seals, the first of its kind on the East Coast. This facility has just been authorized…Continue Reading
Community Open House: Please join us in celebrating Maine’s only triage center for seals. Come learn more about MMoME and our role in helping marine animals. Light Refreshments Provided. If you would like to bring a needy item for the seals, please see our wish list. Sunday, May 1st 11am to 2pm A dedication ceremony…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.
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