Pinniped Entanglement Group (PEG)

we are a global community dedicated to the safety and welfare of pinnipeds

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Our Mission

To reduce pinniped entanglements in marine debris and fishing gear.

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What we do

  • Entanglement Prevention

  • Outreach and Education

  • Innovative Disentanglement Techniques

  • Rescue

Images below show a rescue of a Steller sea lion by a PEG team in Alaska

DISENTANGLE

The sea lion is sedated and the plastic packing band is cut and removed

TAG/SAMPLE

“Rescue team examining health of sea lion and applying tags after packing band removed

POST-RELEASE | 2 days later

Sea lion sporting a temporary satellite tag glued to fur to monitor survival

What is a Pinniped?

Pinniped means “fin-footed” and includes seals, sea lions, and walruses.

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