Results 1 to 11 of 11
Like Tree15Likes
  • 7 Post By *Wookie-Chick*
  • 2 Post By *Wookie-Chick*
  • 5 Post By whitetigeress
  • 1 Post By tulip

Thread: Rare Sea Wolves of British Colombia

  1. #1
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    5,529

    Default Rare Sea Wolves of British Colombia

    Meet Rare Sea Wolves Who Live Off The Ocean And Can Swim For Hours

    http://www.boredpanda.com/swimming-sea-wolves-pacific-coast-canada-ian-mcallister/


    2 days ago by​ Iveta


    Along the wild Pacific coast of British Columbia, there lives a population of the sea wolves. “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 the magic of these wolves in breath-taking pictures. As 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 deeper water without daring to look up,” writes the bioGraphic.

    One could almost call these sea wolves pescatarians – 90 percent of their food comes directly from the ocean, with a fourth of it coming from eating salmon. On top of having distinctive food patterns, sea wolves are also excellent swimmers, with their farthest record being swimming to an archipelago 7.5 miles from the nearest landmass.


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


    (Credit: Ian McAllister)


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


    (Credit: Ian McAllister)


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


    (Credit: Ian McAllister)


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


    (Credit: Ian McAllister)


    They are excellent swimmers that can do 7.5 miles in a go


    (Credit: Ian McAllister)


    90 percent of their diet is seafood as these creatures live off an ocean


    (Credit: Ian McAllister)


    Thanks to photographer Ian McAllister, who captured the magnificence of this species…


    (Credit: Ian McAllister)


    We can take a better look into their lives in fairy-tale like natural surroundings


    (Credit: Ian McAllister)
    BITTER, choozen1ne, Liza and 4 others like this.

  2. #2
    Elite Member BITTER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Apocalyptic
    Posts
    26,981

    Default

    This is the first that I've heard of this species.
    "I am a social vegan; I avoid meet!” Anonymous Introvert

  3. #3
    Elite Member Nevan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,561

    Default

    Wow, this is amazing. The wolf is my favorite animal and I sponsored one for many years. I've never heard of this species but it sounds like evolution. They didn't have land to hunt in, so they resorted to fishing.
    "Please, I can't breathe."

    We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

  4. #4
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    5,529

    Default

    Another Nature Photographer, Bertie Gregory, talks about his time visiting British Colombia.

    Last edited by *Wookie-Chick*; July 3rd, 2017 at 03:47 AM. Reason: Additional info.
    whitetigeress and greysfang like this.

  5. #5
    Elite Member whitetigeress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    West coast of Canada, eh
    Posts
    2,954

    Default

    That was fantastic wookie-chick, thank you! I almost cried with pride. Yup! that's my home.
    I'm on the mainland but with a bus ride, a ferry ride and another bus, I could be there.
    In fact I've camped far too many times on shorelines like what's seen in the video.
    I've watched eagles soar, bears strolled among overgrown greenery while camping.
    Deers, coyotes, raccoons and... wolves just a few blocks from my home since we have many parks they migrate between.
    Canada celebrated it's 150 birthday July 1st and that video to me, its what we're truly all about.

    Bertie's sounds awesome! Gonna check out his series. Thanks again for posting <3
    Honey, Brookie, BITTER and 2 others like this.

  6. #6
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    59,935

    Default

    Beautiful pics, thanks for posting

  7. #7
    Elite Member Chalet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    15,573

    Default

    Sensational. Thank you.

  8. #8
    Elite Member lindsaywhit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    5,658

    Default

    I love wolves, but had never heard of Sea Wolves. Thanks for posting this.


  9. #9
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    9,653

    Default

    Wow. Incredible. I thought Sea Wolves were a name for Vikings...not real wolves in the water. Cool.
    Bluebonnet likes this.

  10. #10
    Hit By Ban Bus!
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Chicago, USA
    Posts
    33

    Default

    Beautiful loved it!

  11. #11
    Elite Member SHELLEE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Florida Keys
    Posts
    24,560

    Default

    These are beautiful! Thanks for posting Wooki. I'd never heard of them either.
    See, Whores, we are good for something. Love, Florida
    #fingersinthebootyassbitch

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Private Residence in Colombia
    By palta in forum Home and Garden
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: January 8th, 2014, 09:11 AM
  2. Trio of rare lion cubs unveiled in British zoo
    By Honey in forum Pets and Animals
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: October 21st, 2009, 08:21 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 18th, 2007, 08:34 PM
  4. A Man Among Wolves
    By KristiB in forum Television and Movies
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 30th, 2007, 11:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •