Food chain: Orcas kill the largest animal on earth

Killer whales are so agile and intelligent hunters that even great white sharks avoid waters in which the marine mammals are looking for prey: otherwise they will quickly become the killer whales’ food themselves. And even the largest creatures on Earth are not safe when they encounter a pod of hungry orcas, video footage from the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia shows. In the journal “Marine Mammal Science”, John Totterdell and his team describe a total of three proven successful hunts on blue whales by the black and white relatives.

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