Activity: Piniped Entanglement in Marine Debris

Photo by Adriane Hornerbrink

Scientist: Kim Raum-Suryan, Pinniped Entanglement Group Coordinator, Co-Management, ESA Section 7

Website: https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/pr/pinniped-entanglement

The purpose of the activity: To educate on the frequency of pinniped entanglement, and report any injured, entangled or dead marine mammals in the water or on the beach.

These observations:

  1. Assist in the observation and reporting of injured and/or entangled marine animals.
  2. Help in reducing the number of entangled animals
  3. Provide education to guests and community members about marine debris and pinniped entanglement in Alaska
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