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Head to head: Orca vs Great White Shark

Head to head: Orca vs Great White Shark

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

OrcaVGreat White Shark
9mLENGTH6m
5,600kgMAXIMUM MASS2,200kg
48km/hTOP SPEED40km/h
48TEETH40-56*
240,000DAILY CALORIE INTAKE15,000

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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