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A MUST SEE VIDEO: Killer Whale vs Great White Shark

While off the California cost looking for great white sharks, a boat full of tourists got more than they bargained for. They were treated to a show of who was the REAL apex predator of the ocean was. With their massive size, rows of razor sharp teeth, and emotionless eyes, many consider great white sharks to be the ultimate predator. But even these incredible animals have to watch their backs and it wasn’t human beings who were hunting them.

It is not unusual for killer whales (Orcas) to target sharks as prey. Different populations of the marine mammals are known to specialize in different foods, with those off the north-western coast of North America focusing on fish, while some sub-populations in Antarctica specialize in minke whales, for example. Orca off the South African and also the California coast, have been known to target sharks , plucking out the liver while leaving the rest of the carcass to drift away.

It is thought that they target the liver of elasmobranchs (as sharks and rays are technically known), due to the organ’s high-energy content. Unlike most fish, sharks don’t have a swim bladder to help with buoyancy. Instead, they’ve evolved an oil-rich liver, which has the dual role of helping them move up and down the water column, while providing them with energy. It seems, however, that the orca have also figured this out.
 
What is more impressive is that the killer whales are managing to take down 16-foot great white sharks. It is thought, based on observational evidence of the mammals hunting, that the whales capitalize on the strange physiological quirk seen in sharks known as tonic immobility.

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