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National Geographic WILD
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National Geographic takes us right into the wild, where we witness predatory animals fighting for survival. Experts who study these wild animals share their experiences and knowledge on such animals as: killer whales, sharks, eagles, and grizzlies.

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National Geographic WILD - Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The great white shark and killer whale are both infamous marine predators. Normally they leave each other alone, but one day, biologists off the cost of California witness something unprecedented.

National Geographic WILD - Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Several boats converge near the largest of the Farallon Islands when killer whales are spotted. But what they think is a young killer whale turns out to be a great white shark.

National Geographic WILD - Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

Orcas are at the top of the food chain, but it is unprecedented that they would go after a great white shark. From the boat, whale watchers and experts alike are shocked by what they see.

National Geographic WILD - Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

Why would a killer whale go after a great white shark? Enter Alisa Schulman-Janiger, a biologist who is very familiar with the different families of killer whales off the coast of California.

National Geographic WILD - Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

So if an orca attacking a shark is so rare, how do they usually behave? In this segment, we learn about how orcas around the world live and hunt.

National Geographic WILD - Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

Some orcas do prey on sharks, but how do they do it? Researchers also have to catch sharks occasionally, and there is a particular technique that they use.

National Geographic WILD - Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

The phenomenon of tonic immobility helps researchers study sharks, but does it also help orcas hunt and kill them?

National Geographic WILD - Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Here we see a simulation of how the attack happened, and find out what effect it had on the population of great white sharks around the Farallon Islands.

National Geographic WILD - Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

How do sharks communicate? Particularly, how would the sharks around the Farallones all know exactly when to evacuate? Scientists who are working on "shark repellent" may have an explanation.

National Geographic WILD - Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Although no one will ever be completely certain why it occurred, many things have been learned about both species from the attack.

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