On Thursday, March 16 Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) will release to the wild two seals that stranded in Cape Elizabeth, Maine earlier this year.
One of the two seals was infamously found wandering in the road by a plow truck driver during a January storm. The other had stranded in a similar neighborhood earlier that same month. Both entered MMoME’s rehabilitation facility in Brunswick underweight and required around the clock care, including multiple treatments and feedings a day. After learning to eat fish, they graduated to a larger enclosure, which they have shared for the past several weeks, and are now healthy enough to return to the wild.
“Thank you to the homeowners and concerned citizens who reported both of these seals to our hotline. As a result we were able to respond and offer supportive care.” said Lynda Doughty, Executive Director of Marine Mammals of Maine. Doughty added “We’re thrilled that both are now healthy enough to return to the wild, where we hope they will thrive back in their own environment.”
The public is invited to attend the release and can support MMoME’s work with a donation at the event. The release will take place beginning at 11 a.m. sharp at Head Beach in Phippsburg, Maine. Head Beach is being opened to the public by the Wyman family for this event and MMoME requests that attendees be respectful of this private property by staying on designated paths, carrying in/carrying out and observing the no pets rule.