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Photos Of Rare Sea Wolves From British Columbia Will Make You Question The Animal Kingdom


Wolves are typically thought of as land animals that hunt in groups and are vicious predators that can hunt in a wide array of terrains. Whether it be mountains, the flatlands or the snow, packs of wolves have been spotted hunting and dominating their preys.

However, there is a type of wolf out there that has a distinctly different appetite. It mainly feasts on seafood and does most of its traveling and hunting by sea.

These animals are aptly named sea wolves.

90 percent of their diet comes from marine life. The other 10 percent is made up of salmon.

Running along the Pacific Coast of British Columbia in Canada, there lies a pack of sea wolves. These predators are behaviorally, socially and genetically different from their kin on land.

swimming-sea-wolves-pacific-coast-canada-ian-mcallister-12 Ian McAllister

According to Ian McAllister, a photographer who has been studying these animals for two decades: ‘DNA studies [show] that these wolves are genetically distinct from their continental kin.’

swimming-sea-wolves-pacific-coast-canada-ian-mcallister-11Ian McAllister

He continued on by saying: ‘They are behaviorally distinct, swimming from island to island and preying on sea animals. They are also morphologically distinct — they are smaller in size and physically different from their mainland counterparts.’

These wolves typically prey on clams, salmon, and mussels but biologists and scientists have found that other species of wolves that live close to the coast have just as much meat as they do seafood.

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