The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Survival Nation
Richard Anthony 2018-01-12
Most folks tend to believe that sharks (especially Great White Sharks) are the apex predators of the ocean. But there is one species that is more ferocious and aggressive and even feeds on Great Whites…the Orca. Orcas, or killer whales, are the largest of the dolphins and one of the world’s most powerful predators. They feast on marine mammals such as seals, sharks, sea lions, and even whales, employing teeth that can be four inches long.
They are known to grab seals right off the ice. They also eat fish, squid, and seabirds.Though they often frequent cold, coastal waters, orcas can be found from the polar regions to the Equator.
What we now know is that not all orcas prey on other cetaceans. Some populations specialize on fish, some on seals, some on sharks and rays, and some are generalists and eat many different things! Wepost was originally published on this site