The mink has small, rounded ears and a distinct white spot on the underside of their chin. An excellent swimmer, the mink is commonly found near water, particularly near the ocean. Minks are opportunistic hunters, often eating other small mammals, shellfish, amphibians, and fish along rivers and coastline.
Minks are commonly trapped for their fur. Historically, minks were raised on fur farms throughout the islands of Southeast Alaska. Birds of prey, coyotes, foxes, and other large predators are known to hunt minks.