Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Killer whales hunt the Great White
No one could have made this up.
We also learn that the Great Whites will flee the locale of such a hunter. This makes it plausible that the strong Orca population along he Pacific northwest is likely sufficient to make the Great White scarce there. There the Orcas rely on otters, seals and the massive salmon runs.
Filed to: SCARY
Scientists in Australia tagged a healthy 9-foot great white shark as part of program to track these animals. Four months later they found the tracking device washed up on a beach.Something—something really big—had eaten this apex predator. But what creature could dine on such ferocious prey?
The recovered device showed a rapid temperature rise and a sudden 1,900-foot change in depth. That's all the information the scientists have.