They move like ghosts along the shorelines of Canada's Vancouver Island, so elusive that people rarely see them in the mossy forests.

 British filmmaker Bertie Gregory was one of the lucky ones: He saw coastal wolves—also known as sea wolves—in 2011.

"There is something about being in the presence of a coastal wolf—they just have this magic and aura around them," he says.

“Coastal wolves are such a unique predator, and they are hunting in this absolutely epic landscape,” says Gregory. Roughly the size of Maryland, the island and its remote western fringes are still a wild frontier in the Pacific Northwest.

Unlike their inland cousins, coastal island wolves are entirely dedicated to the sea. Their genes prove it; collectively, coastal island wolves have distinct DNA that sets them apart from interior wolves

People usually associate wolf meals with elk or deer, but these guys are practically pescatarians, with salmon accounting for nearly a quarter of their diet.


Responses to "Meet the Rare Sea Wolves With Two Paws in the Ocean and Two Paws on Land"

  1. Unknown says:

    i was living on hecate strait, next to nootka, i never saw a wolf, but i saw their tracks, tracking me

  2. So beautiful and in need of protection..

  3. Irish says:

    Beautiful creatures,they need federal protection.

  4. Meghan says:

    Gorgeous, Smart animals.

  5. Beautiful pics! First I'd heard of this sub species of wolves. Thank you!

  6. Anonymous says:

    They are so beautiful. I just hope that they will continue to grow. And that the hunters will not feel that they have to go and kill them.

  7. Fascinating and beautiful. Thank you for posting!

  8. drmarinus says:

    Great photographs. Is there a similar species in Northern Europe? Living in and around the lakes of Estonia for example?

  9. British Islanders killed all their wolves.The last being shot in the 1700s in zscotland

  10. Sandy says:

    Thank you for posting these amazing pictures of sea wolves. I never knew about them. Wonderful lpictures and information on their DNA.

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