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Thanks your pckts. This was awesome
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Orcas truly are the "wolves of the sea". Cool vid.
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Angry sea lion slings a person and dog across a boat deck
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Pretty impressive power
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Great white shark 'slammed' and killed by a pod of killer whales in South AustraliaUpdated yesterday at 9:55pmTue 3 Feb 2015, 9:55pm
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Photo: A pod of orcas in the process of killing a great white shark near the Neptune Islands. (ABC News) Map: Port Lincoln 5606 Divers who witnessed a family pod of killer whales kill a great white shark in South Australia say it was "the title fight of all title fights".The divers, who were off the coast of the Lower Eyre Peninsula, said they witnessed the attack during a shark cage diving trip to the Neptune Islands on Monday.They said it involved a family group of orcas, including two calves.Charter operator Matt Waller said the whales were launching themselves out of the water and slamming down upon the great white.
Quote:It's like the title fight of all title fights.Charter operator Matt Waller
 "If that's what we're seeing on the surface, then I can only imagine that under the surface you had other whales that were working to try and keep this shark up," he said."It never actually went down. It stayed on the surface and was trying to get away."Mr Waller said it was the first time he had seen "two apex predators of the marine world" fight."It's like the title fight of all title fights," he said."People were crying. People were laughing. People were swearing. They were at the height of emotion."Crew member and marine biologist Gina Dickinson said the shark was eventually killed under the surface but she could see the orca pod's "movements"."They were teaching the young, rounding it up in order to attack," she said."The intelligence behind it was just fantastic."It was definitely the highlight of my career. Not much is probably going to top this."A first for South AustraliaSouth Australian Museum senior researcher Catherine Kemper said she had not heard of the behaviour occurring in SA, but would confer with international colleagues to find out more about orca behaviour.
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Photo: A pair of killer whales near the Neptune Islands in South Australia. (ABC News)  Mr Waller said attacks by orcas in other places in the world had resulted in sharks dispersing "far and wide" and had the potential to destroy the cage diving season."We would then be waiting for fresh new sharks to rock up in the bay and engage with our customers," he said."We'll only know once we go down there and we see whether there are still sharks around."I don't know that it will affect it that badly. It's been such a good season ... there is, in my opinion, more sharks around."
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-04/gr...sa/6069168
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Is there any doubt that the greatest hunters in all the world are Orcas?
Not in my mind, they are truly the terror of all other ocean dwelling animals, Nothing is safe from them
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Amen to that [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Nothing is safe from an orca.

 
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Nice finding pckts, I have feeling of orcas are equivalent of human in water
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Regarding orcas as human-like in terms of "domination"...well...they could be probably the most evolved animals besides humans, when it comes to cognitive abilities or let´s say consciousness. I´ve watched a dozen of videos/documentaries about them. They never cease to amaze!!!

Watch this!




 

 
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awesome vid.
TFS
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False Killer Whale

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A dolphin with a chunk of its body missing after an attack by an eleven-foot shark has been captured in graphic photographs in the Australian city of Newcastle, where beaches remain closed for a record seventh day due to continued sightings of a growing group of deadly sharks.

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The attack occurred just 60 yards from shore and came as the council admitted that there was not merely one shark – “the biggest we've ever had” - lurking around the city’s beaches, but several of different species.
The attack on the dolphin was by a tiger shark, which took a chunk from the dolphin’s back and then lunged forward for a second bite to take a chunk out of its tale. The shark then reportedly hung back and waited for the dolphin to die before feeding on it.
But the main concern, which led to the closure of the city’s seven beaches, has been the presence of a 15-foot, 1.7-ton great white shark.
Rachel Kulk, a 22-year-old local surfer told The Newcastle Herald the shark was ‘‘as round as a car’’ with a fin ‘‘more than half the size of my surfboard’’.

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Several additional sharks have since been spotted and at least two dolphin carcasses have been found around the city, which is about 100 miles north of Sydney.
“It is now confirmed that [several] sharks are being sighted,” a Newcastle council spokeswoman said.
It is believed the sharks may be coming closer to shores across Australia this summer due to warmer water temperatures.
The government in the state of New South Wales has indicated it would only consider a cull if public safety is at risk.
Experts said a cull is probably unnecessary because large sharks need to move around to find new sources of food and are unlikely to remain in the same stretch of coast for an extended period.
“If you’ve got a shark that is a real and imminent danger and doesn’t want to leave an area, there might be a case for targeting that individual shark,” Dr Daniel Bucher, a marine biologist at Southern Cross University, told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.
“But it’s such a rare event. If a shark is hanging around one particular area, yes it is a possibility that once it finds it can eat people it might start to hang around and shift its habits to take on a new reliable food source.”

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Dr Bucher said that chasing a shark out of an area by boat will often help to keep it away – but this has not happened with the sharks around Newcastle.
Barry Bruce, a marine scientist with the CSIRO, the national science agency, said the presence of a great white shark in Newcastle was not unusual because the area was “a well-known and well-published white shark nursery”.

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The latest attack occurred at a beach south of Sydney when Sam Smith, a 17-year-old, was bitten on the hand after he dived down to try to film a five-foot shark while spearfishing.
Smith was fishing with Luke Sisinni, who described the attack to the local Milton Ulladulla Times: “It spun around and started coming for him, so he stabbed it with his spear to try and scare it off, but it just went ballistic and bit him…. He came up screaming saying, ‘I got bit by a shark’.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...beach.html
http://www.inquisitr.com/1757632/monster...ian-beach/
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