What do Vancouver island marmots eat?
VI Marmots usually eat lupines and grass
Vancouver Island has expirienced some of the largest urban growths in the last decade then ever before and marmot habitat has been virtualy destroyed. Also, golden eagles present a problem as they naturaly eat marmots and marmot numbers are dropping too fast, therefore the eagles eat more and more marmots, contributing to the over all species destruction.
Spanish captain Bodega y Quadra and British captain George Vancouver met near Vancouver Island. There meeting was a friendly one, and Captain Quadra proposed that the Island be named Quadra and Vancouver Island, which they both agreed upon. Spanish influence later disappeared, so the name of the island was eventually shortened to Vancouver Island.