Do killer whales kill great white sharks?

Answer Killer whales, aptly named because of their ability to kill large whales, do on occasion kill great white sharks, according to The whales prefer the shark's liver; however, this is a ... Read More »

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Can killer whales kill great white sharks?

While it is not believed to be a common occurrence, there is at least one documented case of a killer whale (Orca) attacking and killing a great white shark. On October 9, 1997, fishermen sighted a... Read More »

Do killer whales eat great white sharks?

According to a November 2009 (London) Telegraph article, orcas, commonly known as killer whales, attack and eat great white sharks "using a combination of superior brain power and brute force." Kil... Read More »

Do sharks eat killer whales?

While injured, sick or very young killer whales may end up as a meal for a shark, more often the shark is the loser in a confrontation between these two species. Killer whales use a special techniq... Read More »

Do great white sharks have scales?

Great white sharks have scales, but they differ from those of other fish in that they have a structure similar to teeth and are known to biologists as dermal denticals. They lie flat against the sh... Read More »