The Beautiful Dangerous And Elusive Sea Wolf

Samuel Reason - April 27th, 2019

If you are ever walking along Canada’s western edge then if you are lucky you may see the elusive sea wolves swimming between islands and preying whatever they happen to come across. These little wooded, windy and sometimes just jagged rocks are part of a thousand little islands that are between Canada and Japan.

And the weather is definitely for the worse, regularly stormy wind that blows powerfully through the region, you would wonder how any animal could possibly call this home. Yet the sea wolves will be found roaming in packs, a unique breed type of wolf that finds it home in the Great Bear Rainforest. Swimming from island to island as if they were actually fishes, these sea wolves are genetically different from any of their inland cousins that you find in other parts of the world.

Due to British Columbia having a very small human population these special sea wolves relish the privacy that is provided by being in isolation. In this region, there are over 25 different types of predator species including grizzly bears, black bears, and even the rare spirit bears living together. And in the water, you will find a rich ecosystem of whales, sea lions, seals, seabirds and salmon which makes the sea in between these islands richer than anywhere else along the coast.

And for thousands of years, these sea-wolves have hunted and preyed on the species living in the sea. Mostly because they have lived in this area in harmony for generations, the First Nation people who are the local tribe respected and revered the wolf as a creature that was even considered to be a god.

This is now being threatened by road building and logging, and of course, the infamous Exxon Valdez oil tanker disaster in 1989 that happened in Alaska was terrible for this magnificent ocean ecosystem. One of the truly remarkable facts of the sea wolf is the really do hunt fish, with more than 25% of their diet being made up of fish.

Next Article
  • The Woman Crowned King Of Poland

    In 1384, Jadwiga of Poland who was just 10 years old at the time was crowned King of Poland. One thing though was the daughter of Louis I of Hungary and Elizabeth of Bosnia. So why was she not crowned Queen of Poland? Well, that is a whole story of political disputes and royal family...

    Read More
  • The History Of The Burned House Horizon

    During the archaeology of Neolithic Europe, researchers discovered an area of Europe where it appears there was a widespread phenomenon of intentionally burning settlements. This section of land is known as the burned house horizon. No one knows why this a tradition but it was widespread and was a long-lasting tradition around now Southeastern and...

    Read More
  • Myrtle The Story Of The Four-Legged Girl

    Mrs. Josephine Myrtle Bicknell died just one week away from her sixtieth birthday and she was buried not far from her home in Cleburne, Texas in 1928. It was a strange burial because her husband along with other close family members watched the grave filled with a thick layer of cement. They then waited for...

    Read More
  • Donald Duck Was An Army Sergeant

    During the 1940s and at the start of World War II, Walt Disney Studios was not in a great place. As a business and financially they were under a lot of stress. They had enjoyed major successes with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves but they had a poorly implemented management structure which was causing...

    Read More