Gang of orcas slaughters great white shark in grisly new footage

For at least five years, a pair of serial killer whales in South Africa has been slaughtering great white sharks and eating their livers. (No fava beans or chianti necessary). Now, researchers have shared the world’s first video footage of one such orca-on-shark attack.

In June, researchers reported that the two male orcas (Orcinus orca) — who go by the aliases Port and Starboard — had attacked at least eight great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) near South Africa’s Gansbaai coast since they were first spotted in 2017. Known for their distinctively floppy dorsal fins (one droops to the left, or port side, while the other droops to the right, or starboard side), the killer whale duo is just two orcas among many that are thought to be terrorizing the great whites of Gansbaai.

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