Protected Species (Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, Seals, and Sea Turtles) in the Gulf of Maine

Marine Animal Reporting Hotline 1-800-532-9551
        To report a live, dead, stranded, or entangled whale, dolphin, porpoise, seal, or sea turtle.

Species information

There are several species in the Gulf of Maine that are federally protected. They include marine mammals such as whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals, protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, and sea turtles, protected by the Endangered Species Act.

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