PORTLAND — Federal officials say a Maine-based marine rescue organization has been accepted as the newest member of a regional network that responds to reports of stranded marine mammals.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today that Marine Mammals of Maine, a nonprofit based in Portland, has been selected to be a member of NOAA’s Northeast Region Marine Mammal Stranding Response Network.

Marine Mammals of Maine is authorized to respond to reports of stranded seals, dolphins, porpoises and whales along the Maine coast from Kittery to Rockland.

The regional network is made up of 13 organizations that respond to strandings from Maine to Virginia.