On an island in Alaska, USA, scientists have noticed that in recent years, wolves have begun to prefer sea otters to deer.
until the the animals They can change their eating habits. in AlaskaIn the United States of AmericaAnd scholarsOregon State University Based onAlaska Department of Fish and Game Note that the wolves have even chosen to eat otters Navy. After tracking their main predators using GPS collars, the researchers found that between 2015 and 2020, large carnivores nearly wiped out the population of Dear. Precisely for this reason, according to experts, wolves began to hunt sea otters.
“The latter is a famous predator inenvironmental system Near the coast, wolves are one of the most famous predators in terrestrial systems. Surprisingly, Mustelidae has become the most important resource for chelicerates‘, the researchers stated.
The full research can be found in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences“.
A pack of wolves that nearly wiped out the deer population on an Alaskan island has shifted to getting most of its diet from sea otters and other sea creatures. https://t.co/IiwVBbGIpS
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