White Shark vs. Orca – Who’s the Top Predator?
[Text on screen] Move over white shark. [Text on screen] There’s another top predator in the ocean. [Text on screen] The orca. [Dr. Sal Jorgensen, PhD] The orca shows up—ALL of these sharks will be gone, within hours. [Text on screen] Sal is a white shark researcher. [Text on screen] He tracks white sharks around California. White sharks are coming to a spot like the Farallons and just hanging out here for 2-3 months sometimes at a time. This
is one of the major elephant seal rookeries and the white sharks come
after them because they have so much blubber. And this is kind of the high-risk
area where the sharks patrol. [Text on screen] The Aquarium’s new study reveals what happens [Text on screen] when orcas and white sharks meet. Just the mere presence of the orcas
around is enough to scatter all the sharks. [Text on screen] After orcas show up, [Text on screen] white sharks leave and will not return for a year. [Text on screen] leaving the elephant seals shark free. As amazing as it seems when you see a
17-foot shark swim by the boat and its enormous, along comes a bigger predator, you know the orca, and that just— it’s pretty humbling to see.