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Practically a 3rd of coastal wolves in Alaska are consuming sea otters


A grey wolf hunting pacific salmon

A gray wolf looking pacific salmon

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Wolves dwelling on the south-west coast of Alaska are more and more consuming sea otters. Different marine species additionally kind a major a part of the animals’ eating regimen, suggesting Alaskan wolves have a extra versatile eating regimen than beforehand thought.

Gray wolves (Canis lupus) usually eat giant hoofed animals like deer, elk or moose, however they’ve been increasing their eating regimen in recent times. Consultants and locals already knew that wolves dwelling alongside the coast sometimes picked off sea otters, however final yr researchers reported for the primary …

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