Learning Resources - The Sea Wolves

Welcome to The Sea Wolves Learning Resources page.

DOWNLOAD A TEACHER'S LEARNING GUIDE [PDF] with discussion questions, ready-to-go lessons and extension activities.

Paired with The Sea Wolves, this guide addresses a number of the Prescribed Learning Outcomes for grades four to seven established by the B.C. Ministry of Education.

The following video links are part of The Sea Wolves  Learning  Guide.

The Last Wild Wolves

Part one - 7:17   Part Two - 7:46   Part Three - 8:09
Introduction to the Great Bear Rainforest.

Wolves, bears, deer, mountain goats,
and cetaceous life living in an ocean environment.

Importance of the salmon spawning season.

Role of the wolf within the G.B.R. ecosystem.
  Springtime research - What are the wolves eating?

Delicate balance between bear survival and wolf survival.

Wolf dens and pack life.

Similarities between the orca whale and  
the wolf.

Relationship between coastal First Nations and wolves.
  Evolutionary history of wolves.

Wolves as human prey - hunting.

Habitat destruction - the effects of logging practices, fish farming, oil tanker traffic.

Salmon as the lifeblood of the G.B.R.

Field Videos

Watch these videos, which were filmed in remote locations of the Great Bear Rainforest in central and northern British Columbia. By using remote cameras, researchers were able to catch wolf behaviour as they fish, feed and play in their natural habitat.

First Field Video of the Wild Wolves

Early morning salmon fishing with the wolves.


Wolf  Pack Fishing

A wolf pack fish for salmon in the early dawn.


Wolf  Pack Fishing, October 2010

Watch wolves catching spawning salmon in the Great Bear Rainforest. The remainder of the pack was fishing just around the corner


Fishing Wolf,  October 2009 - Great Bear Rainforest, B.C.

A young wolf learns to catch spawning pink salmon.


Wolfpile in Salmon Season, September 2010
- Great Bear Rainforest,B.C.

This is a video of a coastal B.C. wolf pack playing together. The wolves are in a meadow near a salmon spawning creek, where they gather to fish at this time of year.


Wolf Pack Fishing in Salmon River

A wolf pack fishes in a rich salmon river in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest


Wolf Eating Salmon Vignette

A close-up of a wolf munching down on a yummy salmon by the side of a river


Wolf Pack Feeding at Dawn

A lone wolf eats a salmon in the Great Bear Rainforest.


Wolf Fishing (Infrared)


Wolf Highlights: The Fall Field Season
- The Great Bear Rainforest, 2008

A collection of the best field videos from the 2008 filming season.


Further Resources

  • National Geographic Magazine - In August 2011, the National Geographic Magazine showcased the Great Bear Rainforest. The wildlife, ecosystems and communities who live there are visualized in stunning photography.
  • Visit www.seawolves.ca to view download additional teacher resources and learn more about the Great Bear Rainforest.

All Photography © Ian McAllister unless otherwise noted.
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