This past weekend, three orcas put on a great show in False Bay, with full breaches and tail slaps caught on camera.
When marine biologists analysed the body of the 3,6-metre female shark, they found the telltale signs of killer whale, or orca, predation.
Marine tour guide Donavan Smith would have been pretty chuffed when he saw a great white shark while out with clients in Knysna, but then he captured something hardly seen before.
The Shark Spotters research team have no confirmed sightings of a great white this year, and shark cage diving eco-tourism operators who frequent False Bay’s Seal Island have been just as unsuccessful.
You may have heard of Port and Starboard, the two killer whales responsible for killing a number of great white sharks around the Western Cape. They’ve been busy again.
This drone footage, which illustrates how brutal nature can be, is almost certainly going to make that animal-loving friend of yours shed a tear.
When great white sharks started washing up dead along the Gansbaai coast, many were left stumped. Turns out a pair of slick hunters were hard at work.
After stranding themselves (and getting refloated) off Bloubergstrand, a pod of false killer whales made quite a splash at the V&A Waterfront yesterday.
Orcas have certainly made a name for themselves as being pretty badass hunters, but seeing it in action from above is quite something. Respect.
This week alone there has been two great white shark carcases washing up close to Gansbaai – one as large as five metres – and they may have been prey themselves.
Beachgoers at the popular Western Cape holiday spot were shocked to see a juvenile whale wash ashore this past weekend.
SeaWorld has received a very public battering ever since the release of the highly critical ‘Blackfish’. Now their PR team is attempting to fight back.
God, some headlines just write themselves. Happy Friday, by the way. PETA member and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has angrily written SeaWorld protesting their apparent use of killer whale Tilikum as a “chief sperm bank,” collecting ‘deposits’ with “a cow’s vagina filled with hot water.” What happened, Tommy Lee? You used to not be crazy.