An entangled California sea lion with a nylon monofilament necklace that is cutting into its neck. Commercial fishing gill nets are often the cause of such wounds. The only hope for this sea lion is to be captured and taken into rehabilitation.
A California sea lion rests on the harboar entrance buoy. This animal has a necklace scar stemming from its past entanglement with fishing net material. Our own Captain Dave and his colleagues disentangled this sea lion a week or so ago and treated the wound. We are watching it slowly heal.
A California sea lion rests on the harbor entrance buoy. This animal was temporarily captured by a rescue team which removed nylon fishing line that was wrapped around the neck. The damage, called a necklace wound, is still visible but the prognosis is good.