There is a population of sea wolves living along the wild Pacific coast of British Columbia. “We know from exhaustive DNA studies that these wolves are genetically distinct from their continental kin,” says McAllister. “They are behaviourally 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,” says Ian McAllister, an award-winning photographer who has been studying these animals for almost two decades.
McAllister captured these amazing wolves in breath-taking pictures. When he swam towards them, “the curious canines approached him so closely that he could hear them grunting into his snorkel. He took several frames, then pushed back into the deeper water without daring to look up.”
Some call the sea-wolves pescatarians because 90 percent of their food comes directly from the ocean. A fourth of it coming from eating salmon. Besides having distinctive food patterns, sea wolves are also excellent swimmers. Their farthest record being swimming to an archipelago 7.5 miles from the nearest landmass.
Along the wild Pacific coast of British Columbia, lives a population of sea wolves
“We know from… DNA studies that these wolves are genetically distinct from their continental kin.”
“They are behaviourally distinct, swimming from island to island and preying on sea animals.”
The wolves “are smaller in size and physically different from their mainland counterparts.”
They are excellent swimmers and can swim up to 7 1/2 miles at a stretch.
90 percent of their diet is seafood, as these creatures live off an ocean
Photographer Ian McAllister captured the magnificence of this species.
We can take a better look at their natural surroundings.
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