Auburn Public Library plans to host a program by Allied Whale about the Gulf of Maine at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in the Androscoggin Community Room at 49 Spring St.

Allied Whale, one of the foremost marine mammal research organizations, works to conserve and educate the public about the animals they study. They maintain one of the largest collections of humpback and fin whale photo identification information; a collaboration between researchers at College of the Atlantic and scientists around the world, which allows them to establish a whale’s identity and track movement. Allied Whale also operates a stranding network across nearly half of Maine’s coastline, with trained volunteers responding to reports of abandoned, injured, or deceased marine mammals, according to a news release from the library.

Research interns will visit the library to discuss their summer work, ongoing research at the lab, and share some facts about the whales spotted in the Gulf of Maine.

This program will be presented as part of APL’s Adult Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities” wherein adults will spend time exploring Maine’s waterways. Although an adult program, children 8 and older are welcome to attend with an adult. This program will take place in person and, for planning purposes, registration is required.

For more information or to register for the presentation, visit, or call the reference desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.


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