The Search for the Ocean's Super Predator

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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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In the hidden depths of Australia’s wild Southern Ocean, a great white shark is savagely attacked one hundred metres below the sea’s surface by a far larger and faster mystery predator.

An electronic tracking device attached to the great white records a high-speed underwater chase, six hundred metres deep, before the shark and its tag are savagely devoured.

Two weeks later, after being carried in the belly of the unknown killer, the still functioning tag is excreted and washed ashore, holding clues that could reveal the identity of the shark’s super predator.

This is the story of a super predator’s epic underwater attack that leads investigators to a mysterious and powerful natural phenomenon that, for a few short weeks each year, attracts the ocean’s most fearsome predators.


The above is a synopsis for a new documentary set to be released next year.

A 10 foot (3m) Great White shark being hunted and eaten by a faster, bigger predator...A Killer Whale!

This is King Kong vs Godzilla stuff if you ask me, bloody scary.

Here's the video:

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On Vimeo if the above doesn't work:

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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 09:42 PM
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Yep,
There is a tv show. Maybe on Nat Geo. They filmed a killer whale that killed and eviscerated a great white. It removed and ate it's liver but nothing else. Off of the coast of California if I remember correctly. They filmed it on the surface but didn't get video below.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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Eek, no wonder I don't like swimming in the sea!! That's bloody scary. Killer whales obviously appropriately named. Give me a pool, lake or river anyday lol.
S&f, will check out the doco' when it comes out .. I think
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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Wow. I did not even think this would happen. I can't wait to see the documentary.

On a side note, nice to see you again Chad, welcome back!



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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I'm putting my money on a giant squid



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:11 PM
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there is also a story about killer whales corralling whales for hunters . then only eating the tongues . ill try to find a link .very strange behavior if you ask me. Killer whales delicacies ?

here it is

it says they also ate the lips.
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:11 PM
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Orca's are at the top of the oceans food chain. Great Whites are food. There really is no contest.

There's a reason the coastal First Americans deified them.

Intelligent. Fast. Strong. Did I mention intelligent? When I worked the fishing grounds in Alaska I lost count of the number of times I'd run into fishermen with stories of hauling up halibut long lines knowing that they'd hooked a huge haul...

Only by the time the long line was hauled to the surface, a pod of Orca's had swum underneath them and nibbled the halibut off the hooks, often leaving the head behind.

Then there was the episode of "nature red of tooth and claw" that I personally witnessed. I'll try and find the story here on ATS, and link it.

Here's the link.
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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they why does it seem orcas hunt for specific body parts?



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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Thanks mate, ill keep an eye out for the docco!

I remember reading a few years back about the BIG ONE.

A great white (3m) was being hauled up on board a boat when it was almost chomped in half by a estimated 6m whitepointer.

www.dailytelegraph.com.au...



A 'MONSTER' great white shark measuring up to 6 metres long is prowling a popular beach after biting another great white almost in half.
Swimmers were warned to stay out of the water off Stradbroke Island after the shark mauled another smaller great white which had been hooked on a baited drum line.




They are out there!



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:20 PM
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Don't have an answer to that. Though I could conjecture that those specific body parts are located towards the underside of the body, and it's my understanding that the Orcas attack from underneath when ever possible.

If this is the case, then given the intelligence evidenced by them, they would/could easily figure out where the tasty bits are...and pass on the knowledge to the younger ones.

Conjecture, mind you, but it makes sense to me.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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I didn't see your post there, sorry.

Again, I think it's experience, and passing on the knowledge.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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You do know that some sharks swim far, far up rivers? Right?



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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A lot of animals will consume specific body parts and leave the rest for scavengers.
The liver of any animal has concentrated nutrients and many creatures including people like the taste of liver. A sharks liver can contain up to 25% of it's body weight so that's a pretty good snack for a foodie Orca.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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This is what ATS is all about- or should be. Thank you.



posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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I'd be amazed if one swam as far inland as I am
, it would have to swim through south Australia then half of Victoria not to mention dams and locks, would be guessing but don't think I'll be seeing sharks near my swimming holes anytime soon. But I'm sure stranger things have happened


Eta: yes I am aware of this though
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 11:51 PM
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Thanks, we'll see how long it lasts for...

I never even considered the thought that Killer whales would go after Great Whites.



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 01:41 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus


An electronic tracking device attached to the great white records a high-speed underwater chase, six hundred metres deep, before the shark and its tag are savagely devoured.

Two weeks later, after being carried in the belly of the unknown killer, the still functioning tag is excreted and washed ashore, holding clues that could reveal the identity of the shark’s super predator.


I wonder why they could not locate the "still functioning" tracking device while it was within the other creatures body for two weeks?



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 05:07 AM
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About 2 months ago, I read someone's post about an Australian author who wrote about the Gulf BP oil disaster. Apparently, whilst fixing or drilling the oil rig, they unearthed some kind of dark moving reef.
I can't remember where I saw it.... something about China/U.S ships moving to the California coast/UFO thread ???



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 05:20 AM
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Orcas are no joke! They're so smart, they can learn and adapt better than most large sea creatures, and they have evolved all the weapons they have been given to become one of the most feared animals in the ocean. Cool find OP, look forward to seeing this documentary!



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 05:32 AM
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I am a Master Diver and the one thing that scares me are BULL SHARKS! Great Whites would also scare me but I have never...THANKFULLY encountered one...but a Bull Shark has the LARGEST ADRENAL GLAND in the Animal Kingdom. They can swim THOUSANDS OF MILES UP RIVERS UNLESS YOU HAVE DAMS.

They tend to come out of Mangrove Inlets and cruise the shoreline in anywhere from 10 to 3 feet of water. I saw on on a WRECK DIVE...about 12 feet long and interested in me! I moved in with the DIVE GROUP...safety in numbers as in...the better chance it will go after someone else than you!

Most other Sharks I do not worry about...but a large Bull Shark seems to be always PISSED OFF!
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