Volunteer Feature: Marine Mammals of Maine

Thursday, May 3
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

If you find a stranded seal on a beach, who should you call? MMoME!

Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME), was founded in 2011 and has federal authorization to respond to stranded marine mammals and sea turtles between Kittery and Rockland, ME. The nearly 2,500 miles of coast line MMoME covers, including islands, is one of the busiest seal stranding areas on the east coast. Each year, MMoME responds to over 300 calls to help with live and deceased seals, whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles. 

Last year MMoME increased its capacity to include long-term care for a small number of seals in its Harpswell-based facility. And recently, they opened the first and only seal triage center on the east coast.

Our presenter, Lynda Doughty, is the founding Executive Director of MMoME. She joins us as part of her mission to help educate Maine’s coastal communities and visitors about marine mammals, conservation, and environmental stewardship.

CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about MMofME, and Founder Lynda Doughty

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