Pinniped Entanglement Group (PEG)

A global community dedicated to the safety and welfare of pinnipeds (seals and sea lions)

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What We Do

  • Collaborate to Prevent Entanglement

  • Conduct Outreach and Education

  • Innovate Disentanglement Techniques

  • Rescue Entangled Pinnipeds

Rescue of a Steller sea lion by a PEG team in Alaska

Removing a packing band that is cutting into the neck of a Steller sea lion

Removing a packing band: The sea lion was sedated and the plastic packing band was cut and removed

A PEG rescue team examining the health of the sea lion and applying satellite tags after the packing band was removed

Tagging and sampling: The rescue team examined the health of the sea lion and applied satellite tags after the packing band was removed

Two days after release: The sea lion sporting a temporary satellite tag, glued to its fur, to monitor its survival

Two days after release: The sea lion sporting a temporary satellite tag, glued to its fur, to monitor its survival

How You Can Help

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Lose the Loop!

Lose the Loop!

cutting a packing band

Cut ANY loops before properly discarding in the trash.

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Stash the Trash!

Stash the Trash!

throwing away trash

Help keep plastics and other trash out of the ocean.

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Reduce Single Use!

Reduce Single Use!

Refuse single use. Reuse water bottles, bags, and more.

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Pick 10 Each!

Pick 10 each, have a clean beach!

picking up trash on a beach

Consider picking up at least 10 pieces of trash each time you are at the beach, alongside a river, or anywhere you live. Remember water connects us all and all streams and rivers eventually lead to the ocean.

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Contact Manufacturers!

Contact Manufacturers!

Contact manufacturers

Ask manufacturers to find alternatives to plastic packing bands and other synthetic materials. Ask businesses to stop using plastic packing bands and find alternatives.

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Support Our Efforts!

Support Our Efforts!

SR3 (Sealife + Response + Rehab + Research) is PEG’s fiscal sponsor. Please Donate!

What is a Pinniped?

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

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