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Killer whale hunts and eats great white shark | BBC News

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A solitary killer whale, or orca, has been filmed hunting and killing a great white shark in an "astonishing" attack off the coast of South Africa.

Scientists said it was "unprecedented" and showed the exceptional predatory skills of killer whales.

Two orcas in particular off South Africa's coast have been observed before working together to hunt and kill sharks, including great whites.

Dr Alison Towner, a marine biologist from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, led the study.

"This caught us off guard," said shark biologist Dr Towner.

Footage credits included:
Sea Search/Discovery
Leigh Carter, Go Dive Mossel Bay

Still photography credits:
Christiaan Stopforth

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