The Arctic fox is primarily a carnivore that lives inland, away from coasts. However, in recent years we have seen a notable increase in numbers spotted along coastal areas and out on developing sea ice.
Lemmings constitute the main diet of the animal though they also prey on seabirds and their eggs as well as various marine life along the coast. The lemming population tends to exist on a wavering scale from season to season. With those fluctuations we also see yearly changes within the population of Arctic fox in the Churchill region. When the rodent population decreases, foxes head out onto the Hudson Bay pack ice and survive on seal or other marine kills from polar bears. One can clearly see how the delicate web of life in the Arctic is reliant on opportunistic principles of survival.
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