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Orcas vs great white sharks: in a battle of the apex predators who wins?

16.11.2017
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It's difficult to imagine the voracious and predatory great white shark as prey. Could orcas really be overpowering them and removing their livers?The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is considered the most voracious apex predator in temperate marine ecosystems worldwide, playing a key role in controlling ecosystem dynamics.As a result, it is difficult to imagine a great white as prey. And yet, earlier this year the carcasses of five great whites washed ashore along South Africa's Western Cape province. Ranging in size from 2.7 metres (9ft) to 4.9 metres (16ft), the two females and three males all had one thing in common: holes puncturing the muscle wall between the pectoral fins. Strangest of all, their livers were missing. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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