Tagged Orcinus orca

Video: Orcas hunt and kill tiger shark off Cocos Island

Vimeo user Edwar HerreƱo recently added a video documenting six killer whales (Orcinus orca) hunting a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) off Cocos Island. The orcas appear to use a team effort to huntand appear and then drown the shark in the video. The video description says that the orcas fed on the shark after killing it.

Video: Orca (killer whale) attacks sharks off New Zealand coast

The ITN News YouTube channel recently posted amateur video featuring a killer whale (Orcinus orca) attacking what appear to be broadnose sevengill sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus). The video was shot off the coast of New Zealand’s Blue Cliffs Beach, Tuatapere. One of the sharks beached itself, presumably to escape the orca.

Clinton Duffy, a marine scientist interviewed by ITN News, said that he expected that more orcas were present further from the shore and that the orca in the surf was likely trying to flush fish off shore for the other killer whales.