seals

Maine's Marine Mammals: How Are They Faring?

Sep 10, 2018
Patty Wight / Maine Public

The recent news about hundreds of dead seals washing ashore in New England raises questions about the health of marine mammals in and around the Gulf of Maine.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

The federal government is declaring the deaths of hundreds of seals off the New England coast this summer to be "an unusual mortality event,” and it is warning the public to stay away from the stranded animals if they encounter them along Maine's beaches.