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Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

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( This post was last modified: 12-05-2019, 11:03 PM by BorneanTiger )

Great whites would be seen as the most terrifying predators in the oceans, because they have the highest recorded number of attacks on humans, both fatal and non-fatal, at least in this list: https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/shark-...mplicated/https://www.sciencealert.com/watch-orcas...g-predator

However, they aren't necessarily man-eaters, rather, they confuse humans for regular prey like seals, and whereas orcas (killer whales) do kill whales, these sharks scavenge on their carcasses:

(The whale isn't shown alive):



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( This post was last modified: 12-02-2019, 09:25 PM by BorneanTiger )

Another thing that I want to mention here is that, like crocs, great whites can be social when hunting seals, or when faced with orcas, and both cases happen to have been reported from Mossel Bay near Seal Island, near Cape Town in southwest South Africa, where great whites would prey on Cape and Brown fur seals, besides other creatures like penguins: http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/htmlsit...ature.html, https://www.sciencealert.com/watch-orcas...g-predator

In early November 2019, a pod of orcaswere seen chasing a shark, with some other sharks being nearby. One of the other sharks was apparently 'unnerved' by the presence of orcas, while another did not appear to be 'perturbed', according to Oceans Research.




Sharks feasting on a whale carcass:



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This shark survived an attack by orcas off Neptune Island, southern Australia:




This one however decided to pick a fight with an orca, but wasn't so lucky:






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( This post was last modified: 11-29-2019, 11:39 PM by BorneanTiger )

- Cannibalism in white sharks, besides others: https://vt.co/animals/stories/cannibal-g...al-attack/

- Great white rips up a seal near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gr...r-19015783
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