Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sea mink

The Sea mink (Neovison Macrodon), also known as the shall heap mink, was a large reddish furred mink with a distinctive odor and a slightly bushy tail. This mink was related to the American mink and was native to the Atlantic coasts of North America such as the Northeastern United States and Newfoundland, Canada. It preferred rocky coasts and islands and was nocturnal and solitary. The sea mink probably consumed a greater portion of sea bird eggs, sea birds, and hard bodied vertebrates than the modern day American mink. Its extinction was caused by over hunting, first by the Native Americans that left its remains by shall heaps by the coasts, and then by the European settlers for the fur trade. The furs were measured, combed out, and stitched to form magnificent coats. It was thought to be a height and fashion to wear a mink coat. It was classified to be a subspecies of the American mink and is way larger than the European mink. The European mink is the smallest mink and the sea mink is the largest. All minks are solitary. It is one of the 2 historic extinct Carnivores to become extinct along with the Falklands wolf. The 4 mink species are the American, European, Sea, and Siberian weasel. Despite the European mink having the same name, built, and behavior, the European mink is not closely related to the American mink, being much closer to the European polecat and Siberian weasel. Do you wish to bring this sea Mustelid back to life? Leave a comment and let me know. For all of my posts with short information, comment to me for more information and I'll look up some more information. It was 80 centimeters long. I want to resurrect this amazing predator from extinction so that it can restore balance on the Atlantic coast. Also, sea otters live in the North Pacific and sea minks lived in the North Atlantic. If they were alive again, would you still kill them? Resurrecting and reintroducing rules: the issues that caused the extinction must no longer be a threat. True minks are only native to North America. However, the American mink was introduced to Europe and South America. After they became rare, hunters turned on the American mink.

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