They move along the Canadian coast as ghosts. They are almost inaudible and difficult to catch sight - they literally glide along shady thickets. However, the British director managed to shoot these elusive animals. "There is something about them that makes the world around them as if shrouded in magic," he says of coastal wolves, also called "sea wolves."
This “acquaintance” prompted director Bertie Gregory to create a series of films for National Geographic on YouTube about these animals. “Coastal wolves are so unique predators, they hunt against the backdrop of completely epic landscapes,” says Bertie. These wolves live on the island of Vancouver, owned by Canada. This is a place where human activity has hardly affected nature, and the animal world has been preserved the way it was many hundreds of years ago.
Scientific director Chris Darimont (Chris Darimont) studied these animals for two decades. He says that coastal wolves are divided into two subspecies: those that live on the mainland and that live on the island.Both those and others are strongly attached to water, but those who live on the island consume much more food produced in the water.
Despite the resemblance, between the coastal and forest wolves there is a difference, which is reflected even at the DNA level. The life of coastal wolves for many years based on marine food and life near the ocean, but this does not mean that they never leave their homes. "Wolves are very mobile animals, they can overcome hundreds of kilometers, overcoming difficult obstacles, including turbulent rivers or lakes."
The main food (up to 90%) of coastal wolves is sea animals: salmon, crayfish, clams, fur seals, otters and even the bodies of whales, which the ocean throws onto land. These wolves swim well and can swim several kilometers between islands and sharp rapids. "The largest recorded distance that coastal wolves have covered in water is 12 kilometers."
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