LEWISTON — The Summer Reading Program is set to continue with a presentation by Marine Mammals of Maine at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.

This free public event is aimed towards adults, but is open to all ages if interested.

Whales play a vital role in the ocean ecosystem that helps to support all life on Earth, according to an event news release. Marine Mammals of Maine will give a presentation of the various types of whales present in the world and the struggles they face in everyday life and in the case of a stranding.

It will start with a basic overview of what species have been spotted in the Gulf of Maine, common and uncommon, and investigate the adaptations these large mammals have made in order to survive in their ocean home.

This program will also focus on cetacean stranding response in Maine, and highlight a few of MMoME’s most fascinating cases. Participants also can expect to learn about the challenges these animals face and the difficulties encountered by the rescue team of MMoME when a report of a stranded cetacean comes through their hotline.

Admission is free to all library events; reservation is only required for Zoom. The registration link is at lplonline.org. The program also will be livestreamed on Facebook.

For more information, contact the Lewiston Public Library at 513-3135 or lplreference@lewistonmaine.gov.


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