Sunday, 12 September 2010
The Whale That Ate Jaws
Source: National Geographic.com
Has this killer whale learnt a technique that allows it to place its victim into a state of 'tonic immobility'? National Geographic certainly seem to think so.
Off the coast of San Francisco, an unexpected killing challenged the great white shark's supremacy as the ultimate predator when one became prey to a killer whale. Whale-watchers witnessed a stunning act of nature as a killer whale rose to the water's surface with a great white in its mouth and held it there for 15 minutes. Even more amazing, biologist Peter Pyle was nearby and able to get underwater footage of two whales feeding on the shark.
The programme airs FRIDAYS 10P ~ Nature Untamed