Marine Mammals of Maine

Patty Wight / Maine Public

YORK, Maine - Maine environmental officials are considering using composting to manage seal corpses left behind from mass die-offs.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

More than 180 seals have washed onto Maine beaches this month, and most of them have died. Marine mammal rescuers have been scrambling to respond and have been testing the animals to determine the cause. Thursday, federal scientists announced possible clues that could help determine what is causing these deaths.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Dozens of dead seals have washed ashore onto southern Maine beaches over the past few days.

BATH, Maine - A seal pup that became stranded on a Maine beach is recovering at a rehabilitation center.
 
The Portland Press Herald reports a Marine Mammals of Maine team rescued the young harbor seal from Long Sands Beach in York on Friday. According to the organization, the seal was suffering from respiratory infections.
 
Marine Mammals of Maine Executive Director Lynda Doughty says the seal is still in "guarded condition'' but doing well. Doughty says the pup could be released in two to three months.