Orcas Vs Shark: Killer Whales Take Down Tiger Shark

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: December 6, 2016268,936 viewsVirality: 5%
Published: December 6, 2016

A POD of killer whales have been filmed for the first time hunting and killing a TIGER SHARK. The footage, which is believed to be a world-first, was captured off the coast of Costa Rica by underwater photographer Caroline Power and British marine biologist Nicholas Bach. It shows three killer whales working as a team to force the panicked shark to the surface, wearing it down and taking opportunistic bites at its fins. Eventually, a large bull moves in to deliver the death blow while flipping the shark onto its back in the process - which induces a state of paralysis known as tonic immobility. The pod then takes turns at eating and stripping the seven-foot shark down to its bare bones before disappearing back into the ocean. The attack took place at Chatham Bay on Cocos Island, Costa Rica, on September 8.

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      MadddDoggg · 5 weeks ago

      Diving in the open ocean with wild orcas... was Darwin taking the day off?

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      IMD_one · 3 weeks ago

      I know that it's just how nature works and that the shark probably would have attempted to have a driver snack but you could actually see fear and panic in the sharks body language. Something I'm all too familiar with so I kinda feel sad for the shark. Ya I know. I'm as dumb as a pageant queen and wish there was no suffering in the world. World peace. LOL Like that's going to happen.

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      tkanderson · 2 weeks ago

      Kind-a rough treatment..