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So who's the top predator? Ya think so, do ya?

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by chillyinCanada, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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  2. diversteve

    diversteve tech admin

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    notice she's tethered and in chainmail - that's so they can't drag her down before ripping her apart.

    I'll take a huge grouper encounter any day,
     
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  3. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Solo Diver

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    What was he thinking?

     
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  4. Dan

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  5. Dan

    Dan Orca

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  6. Dan

    Dan Orca

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  7. Dan

    Dan Orca

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  8. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Here is another link:
    orca kills a great white shark - Bing video

    I have witnessed the aftermath of a marlin v. shark. We were fishing off of Cabo San Lucas. We heard over VHF that a marlin had killed a shark. The boat was close aboard to our vessel. We altered course to hopefully catch a glimpse. We saw the marlin trying to dislodge his bill from the shark. It did and swam off. Leaving the dyeing shark behind.

    A healthy marlin has no known predators in the ocean. They are too fast. Big marlin can eat rather large tunas (and sharks?). As far as I know, the only other fish that does not have a predator capable of catching it is the Wahoo, again, way too fast.

    So who is the apex predator of oceans? I don't think it is the shark.

    thanks for the thread,
    mark
     
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  9. Jcp2

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    It’s us. We are.
     
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  10. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    Great documentary video. Not only California and New Zealand Orcas know how to hunt the sharks and rays by ramming and flipping the preys upside down to induce the tonic immobility and suffocate them, but also those Orcas in South Africa too. Those Orcas love to eat the Great White Shark liver as their delicacy diet.

     
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