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Sat Dec 17, 2016, 04:28 PM

Killer Whale Vs Great White Shark - National Geographic Documentary (HD)



yeah and this is why I don't go swimming off our beaches...

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Reply Killer Whale Vs Great White Shark - National Geographic Documentary (HD) (Original post)
yuiyoshida Dec 2016 OP
RandySF Dec 2016 #1
SunSeeker Dec 2016 #2
HassleCat Dec 2016 #3
Guilded Lilly Dec 2016 #4
Leith Dec 2016 #5
War Horse Dec 2016 #6
SunSeeker Dec 2016 #7
War Horse Dec 2016 #8
JudyM Dec 2016 #9
Nitram Dec 2016 #10

Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 04:53 PM

1. And this why

It was never a good idea for marine parks to think they can tame orcas. They may be intelligent but they are still apex predators.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:20 PM

2. Fascinating video. Learned a lot about sharks and orcas! Thanks for posting.

Seems like the best time to hit the beach is after an orca has munched on a shark!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:31 PM

3. There are a few "known shark killers" among the Orcas.

 

The theory is they had bad experiences with sharks, perhaps because they were attacked by sharks. For whatever reason, they seek out and kill large sharks. The whale is just as big and strong as the shark, and it has far more endurance, allowing it to wear down the shark. Of course, the whale is smarter, and is equipped with sonar, so it's advantage whale all the way.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 07:24 PM

4. Mesmerizing n/t

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 07:36 PM

5. Whoa...

That was fascinating.

Thanks for posting it.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 08:07 PM

6. Not that Orcas are safe to swim around or anything

Not at all, they are no Hollywood dolphins. But if caught in the middle of a standoff between the two I'd swim towards the Orca.

I've survived encounters with Orcas just fine 3 times in my life. In the water. Scary as f..., but that's another matter. Fortunately I've never encountered a Great White (that I know of...)

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Response to War Horse (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 08:45 PM

7. Yep, that video said there have been no reported instances of Orcas attacking humans in the wild.

We are probably too bony and bitter for their taste.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 08:50 PM

8. Seals have more vitamin A ;) n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 09:37 PM

9. Possibly, being smarter than sharks, they can distinguish that we are not seals, which is supposedly

why sharks attack humans.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 12:15 AM

10. Awesome.

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