with Marine Mammals of Maine
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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With two staff and a dedicated volunteer team, MMoME provides expert stranding response across roughly 2,500 miles of Maine’s coastline (including islands), covering the geographic area of Kittery to Rockland. Annually, MMoME responds to nearly 300 live and dead marine mammals and sea turtles, making it one of the busiest seal stranding areas on the east coast. We operate a 24/7 marine mammal and sea turtle reporting hotline. Through this hotline, anyone can report a stranded seal, whale, dolphin, porpoise or sea turtle to an experienced, dedicated and compassionate team ready to respond.
MMoME operates a unique triage and rehabilitation center for seals. Not only are we able to provide short-term care for critical animals before their transport to an out-of-state rehabilitation facility, recent federal authorization enables MMoME to provide this long-term rehabilitative care as well.
MMoME’s work also heavily encompasses important research to learn about marine mammals, their habitats, and human impacts on their populations. As charismatic species and sentinels of ocean health, marine mammals represent an effective avenue to garner public attention for conservation, and cultivate environmental stewardship for Maine’s coast.
MMoME’s broad scope of critical work is almost entirely supported by private donations. Animal response, data collection, and education are all funded in large part by donations.