Killer whales, or orcas, are the top predators in the sea

Feb 14, 2010 Full story: ABC News 11

Killer whales, or orcas, are the top predators in the sea. But in new footage from National Geographic , the massive creatures do some of their most startling hunting not in the ocean, but on the beach.

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Katvet00

United States

#1 Mar 6, 2010
No, orcas are NOT the top preditor of the sea because some sharks prey on young, very old, and ill orcas! Don't question it because I've done a full report on them off several websites!
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United States

#2 Mar 30, 2010
Katvet00...

I don't doubt that sharks prey on young, very old and sick orcas, however that doesn't make them the top predator. No shark, including the great white, is a match for a grown, healthy orca. Recently a scientist who was studying great whites witnessed and filmed an orca killing a great white. His conclusion, the shark was no match for the orca with it's high intelligence and ability.
Marine Zoologist -

San Diego, CA

#3 Apr 5, 2010
Are You on Crack. Orcas are bigger , faster, and above all SMARTER than any Shark. Plus one was caught killing and eating a Large Great White to her ( the's right "HER" ) calves. U should have FAILED that report.
Dante123

George Town, Cayman Islands

#4 Dec 6, 2010
Yes killer whales are, because they are one of the fastest, smartest, and most dangerous (but not to humans) things in the world.
t educated

Marshall, TX

#5 Mar 11, 2011
Box jellyfish are the deadliest predators in the sea their tenticals have enough venom to to kill 60 adult humans
JGfnv735T3

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 13, 2012
Orcas (Killer whales) are extremely powerful ocean predators and they can kill everything that lives in the ocean and especially the ones that come close to the ocean or land onto the ocean can also get killed by orcas. Orcas can kill many kinds of sharks and they are the number top predators. Nothing in the world eats orcas.
Mike

Dover, DE

#7 Apr 23, 2013
By defination a predator is something that prays on something else. By alright the biggest and a top predator in its self is a sperm whale,they pray mostly Colossal squid which is top predator and Giant squid. Also sperm whales have been known to eat sharks and other fish. In this list one has to add a sperm whale as a top predator to.
Derrick

Chicago, IL

#8 May 4, 2013
Mike wrote:
By defination a predator is something that prays on something else. By alright the biggest and a top predator in its self is a sperm whale,they pray mostly Colossal squid which is top predator and Giant squid. Also sperm whales have been known to eat sharks and other fish. In this list one has to add a sperm whale as a top predator to.
Except Orca's will attack pods of sperm whales and will kill and eat the smaller ones. This was recently witnessed and filmed. So, while not the LARGEST predator in the sea, it is the LARGEST predator of mammals in the sea (sperm whales won't attack mammals), and still considered the TOP predator in the sea, since it has no natural predator and will attack and eat just about everything.
Mike

Dover, DE

#9 May 5, 2013
By defination a predator is something that prays on something else. By alright the biggest and a top predator in its self is a sperm whale,they pray mostly Colossal squid which is top predator and Giant squid. Also sperm whales have been known to eat sharks and other fish. In this list one has to add a sperm whale as a top predator to the list.
Mike

Dover, DE

#10 May 5, 2013
Derrick wrote:
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Except Orcas will attack pods of sperm whales and will kill and eat the smaller ones. This was recently witnessed and filmed. So, while not the LARGEST predator in the sea, it is the LARGEST predator of mammals in the sea (sperm whales won't attack mammals), and still considered the TOP predator in the sea, since it has no natural predator and will attack and eat just about everything.

In this list there is no real apex predator in the these waters,If giving them a chance they will all eat each other small large old and sick.So there is no predator that has a strong Advantage over there counter part it is just luck to be at the right place at the right time it all luck for them to get first hit.
Stp

Colton, CA

#11 May 24, 2014
Mike wrote:
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In this list there is no real apex predator in the these waters,If giving them a chance they will all eat each other small large old and sick.So there is no predator that has a strong Advantage over there counter part it is just luck to be at the right place at the right time it all luck for them to get first hit.
Well I agree they would eat and attack each other but to say that one doesn't have an advantage over another is crazy. The advantage with the orca is that it is smarter. They have the ability to figure things out depending on where/what they are hunting. That's a pretty strong advantage

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