STATEWIDE — A pair of Maine institutions are receiving grants totaling nearly $200,000 to help with recovery efforts for stranded marine mammals.
Marine animals, such as whales and seals, sometimes wash up on New England’s shores in need of assistance.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is awarding grants to the College of the Atlantic and Marine Mammals of Maine to support conservation and recovery efforts for the animals.
College of the Atlantic will receive a little less than $100,000 for its Marine Mammal Stranding Response program in the state’s Midcoast and Downeast regions.
Marine Mammals of Maine will receive a similar grant for response, data collection, and triage and rehab operations.