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« on: May 29, 2017, 10:11:06 AM »

Long protected locally (1992) the worlds largest shark has since seen its numbers steadily increase but a new natural enemy (locally that is) has entered our local waters making sure these magnificent creatures are nowhere to be seen with the shark cage operators struggling to see just one shark for tourist on a adrenalin filled dive.

sad but thats nature.  http://www.traveller24.com/Explore/Green/south-africas-great-white-shark-mystery-the-full-story-20170512

                                http://www.2oceansvibe.com/2017/05/05/massive-great-white-sharks-are-washing-up-dead-in-gansbaai-and-orcas-might-be-to-blame-images/
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 11:41:19 AM »

Thats amazing how just the livers were taken.....Thanks for sharing.....Bill
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 01:29:12 PM »

Whale tongue and shark liver, these Orcas seem to have a very particular diet.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 03:48:47 PM »

Orcas are pack hunters.
They can be cruel and kill for fun, but there is nothing that can stop them.
The true top of the food chain.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017, 05:52:50 AM »

Orcas are pack hunters.
They can be cruel and kill for fun, but there is nothing that can stop them.
The true top of the food chain.
So true. I have an old natgeo movie that shows them playing "kickball" with a seal the got ahold of. Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 10:27:38 AM »

Happens in California too.  Caught on film:   http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/a-night-of-exploration/videos/killer-whale-vs-jaws/


It appears that the the orcas turn the shark upside down to pacify it (tonic immobility).   Presumably after the shark is dead, they  perform the "surgery" to extract the liver, and dump the carcas.   After the event in the video, the great whites appeared to have abandoned the Farallons for the rest of the season.

Re seal kickball:  When I was a kid, there was an unverified story going around the docks about a pod of orcas playing frisbee with a big mola (ocean sunfish).  Seems plausible.      I read that folks dive safely if orcas,   but I would be concerned about ending up being used as  a toy action figure, even if my liver was too small to be worth extracting for a snack...  Smiley

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