McAllister explains: â€œWe know from exhaustive DNA studies that these wolves are genetically distinct from their continental kin. They are behaviourally distinct, swimming from island to island and preying on sea animals. They are also morphologically distinct â€” they are smaller in size and physically different from their mainland counterparts.â€Â Paquet maintains that these types of coastal wolves arenâ€™t an anomaly, but a remnant: Â â€œThereâ€™s little doubt these wolves once lived along Washington Stateâ€™s coast too. Humans wiped them out. They still live on islands in southeast Alaska, but theyâ€™re heavily persecuted there.â€
Remarkable photos at the link.