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Your Impact Will Go Twice as Far for a Pup

Do you notice all those folds of skin? They tell a heartbreaking story of a pup far too thin. 

Right now, there’s a $5,000 gift match waiting for the pups, and your support is needed to unlock it. 

Yes, your $5 = $10 today, meaning you can provide double the fish meals for a pup like Horseshoe. 

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elephant seal pup Horseshoe
Petra Bertilsson Friedman

Petra Bertilsson Friedman, M.S.

Response Dispatcher, Maui

Petra Bertilsson dispatches the Hawaiian monk seal sighting hotline on Maui Island and builds relationships with the Maui community. Petra holds a bachelor's degree in zoology from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a master's degree in zoology from University of New Hampshire, where she studied shark-inflicted injuries to endangered Hawaiian monk seals. 

Petra is a longtime resident of Maui, and joins the team with years of experience in marine conservation in Hawai‘i. She has a background in both coral reef ecology and field research of Hawaiian monk seals, both in the main Hawaiian Islands and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. She has also been teaching college and high school biology.

Petra lives upcountry on Maui with her husband, two teenagers and her dogs, cat, horse and chickens. When she is not working, you can find her paddling, swimming, practicing yoga or caring for a variety of animal species.