Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Still Waters

Great white sharks are scared of orcas, study

16 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Still Waters

Great white sharks may not be the ocean’s most fearsome predators after all.

New research has found the hunters become the hunted when killer whales are on the scene.

“When confronted by orcas, great white sharks will immediately vacate their preferred hunting ground and will not return for up to a year,” lead author Salvador Jorgensen, a senior research scientist at Monterey Bay Aquarium, said.

https://www.9news.com.au/world/usa-news-great-white-sharks-scared-of-orcas-study/a4e253b0-ffe1-4f5e-b6d2-a06d909f3beb

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-39356-2

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
AllPossible

What are great white sharks frightened of ?....  A scuba tank in their mouth & a lunatic with a rifle.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stiff
45 minutes ago, AllPossible said:

What are great white sharks frightened of ?....  A scuba tank in their mouth & a lunatic with a rifle.

And Lego. Don't forget the Lego.

 

 

rare-image-of-a-shark-stepping-on-a-lego-4525934.png

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rolltide
5 minutes ago, Jaded1 said:

Is that supposed to be a surprise? Orcas have long been known to be higher up the food chain than great whites. Now, if only Megalodon was still around...

https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/nov/16/orca-whales-vs-great-white-sharks-in-a-battle-of-the-apex-predators-who-wins

I would still go with Orca's..Pod mentality and higher intelligence..

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jaded1

Maybe. We'll never know though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Farmer77
35 minutes ago, Jaded1 said:

Maybe. We'll never know though.

Actually based on radio tracking we kind of do. When killer whales kill a shark in an area great whites split, like dive deep and swim for thousands of miles split. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jaded1
7 minutes ago, Farmer77 said:

Actually based on radio tracking we kind of do. When killer whales kill a shark in an area great whites split, like dive deep and swim for thousands of miles split. 

Great whites, whilst intimidating enough, are a far different proposition from a Megalodon. It's still conjecture on your behalf and always will be.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Farmer77
Just now, Jaded1 said:

Great whites, whilst intimidating enough, are a far different proposition from a Megalodon. It's still conjecture on your behalf and always will be.

 

Megaladon? Where did that come from?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jaded1

If you actually read my first post... "Now if only Megalodon was still around". Is that too much to ask?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OverSword

I recently watched a show about orcas and one researcher said that the two dominant animals in the pod he was studying brought a great white to the side of his research vessel to show off to the humans. It seems that orcas know a secret that humans have comparative recently discovered. You can flip a shark on its back and it becomes completely docile. One of the orca brought an inverted 15 foot Great White up to the surface next to the craft otherwise unharmed and held it in place while its partner savaged the shark. To bad there was no footage.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Myles
13 hours ago, Farmer77 said:

Actually based on radio tracking we kind of do. When killer whales kill a shark in an area great whites split, like dive deep and swim for thousands of miles split. 

https://www.ocearch.org/tracker/?list

 

It's pretty cool, and scary, to see where sharks are currently.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Myles

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pallidin
Posted (edited)

So, I have a question for those more knowledgeable than I:

What IS the apex pedator of the ocean?

Is it the "killer whale"?

Edited by pallidin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
oldrover
1 hour ago, pallidin said:

So, I have a question for those more knowledgeable than I:

What IS the apex pedator of the ocean?

Is it the "killer whale"?

Yes it is. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pallidin
1 minute ago, oldrover said:

Yes it is. 

Dang, I'll skip the orca as my next pet.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.