Head to head: Orca vs Great White Shark

Head to head: Orca vs Great White Shark

Willy vs Jaws. Whale against Shark Who would win in a fight to the death?

Orca V Great White Shark
9m LENGTH 6m
5,600kg MAXIMUM MASS 2,200kg
48km/h TOP SPEED 40km/h
48 TEETH 40-56*
240,000 DAILY CALORIE INTAKE 15,000

Although the great white shark has a fearsome reputation, in a straight fight it is outclassed by the orca. Not only are orcas much bigger, they are also smarter. Great whites are now known to be warm blooded but orcas still have much higher metabolic rates because they breathe air. In the wild, orcas have been seen preying on great white sharks.

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* Exposed teeth at one time. Great whites have further rows of developing teeth behind the visible ones.


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