The Rare Sea Wolves Population That Lives In The Ocean

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Along the wild Pacific coast of British Columbia, there is a population of sea wolves.

“We know from exhaustive 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. They are also morphologically distinct — they are smaller in size and physically different from their mainland counterparts,” says Ian McAllister, who is an award-winning photographer. He has been studying these animals for a long time now.

He managed to capture the magic of these wolves in some breathtaking pictures. McAllister 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 deeper water without daring to look up,” writes the bioGraphic.

You can almost call these sea-wolves pescatarians since 90 percent of their food comes directly from the ocean. A quarter of their diet is salmon. These sea wolves are excellent swimmers, having a record of swimming to an archipelago 7.5 miles from the nearest landmass.

(h/t: nationalgeographic)

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“We know from… DNA studies that these wolves are genetically distinct from their continental kin”

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“They are behaviourally distinct, swimming from island to island and preying on sea animals”

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They “are smaller in size and physically different from their mainland counterparts”

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They are excellent swimmers too.

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Their diet mainy consists of seafood.

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Ian McAllister managed to capture magnificent pictures of the species.

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Magical!

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