ORQUE, Orcinus orca, Delphinidae, LION DE MER AUSTRAL, OTARIE A CRINIERE, Otaria flavescens, Otariidae, Chasse au lion de mer juvenile, Patagonie, Argentine, Ocean Atlantique / KILLER WHALE, Orcinus orca, Delphinidae, SOUTH AMERICAN SEA LION, Otaria flavescens, Otariidae, hunting juvenile sea lions, Patagonia, Argentina, Atlantic Ocean
Shark Week: The Podcast – Why Orcas Are Killing Great Whites in South Africa
Luke Tipple speaks with marine biologists & stars of the Shark Week show Shark Women, Alison Towner & Leigh de Necker.
Episode show notes:
Shark Week: The Podcast takes you on a deep dive into the battle between great whites and orcas, also known as killer whales, off South Africa’s coastline. Marine biologists & stars of the Shark Week show Shark Women, Alison Towner & Leigh de Necker join host Luke Tipple to discuss how the notorious predator has become prey and explain the vital role great whites play in sustaining healthy ocean ecosystems.
A killer whale duo has been killing great white sharks off the Gansbaai coast, causing them to flee the area. These orcas have developed a taste for shark livers, transforming the local marine ecosystem.