Predation on caged salmon by sea wolf in Chile (video)

Video credit: María Cristina Marín-Riffo (Chile)

Review: María Cristina Marín-Riffo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)




The video was filmed in the premise of a salmon cage farm in Chile. The attack attempt by sea wolf on caged salmon is seen in the video. Typically and as reported, caged salmon are attacked through the cage netting often from beneath and during night, when fish were close to the bottom.  Fish could be bitten and clawed through the net, or seized by the seal and the flesh sucked through the netting.  In fact, netting cages were ripped and fish are allowed to escape.

It may worth mentioning that the monk seal (Monachus monachus) has received its name “sea wolf” based on their howling ability like wolfs.



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