All Things Wild

Are 2 Orca's Scaring Away All Of Cape Town's Great White Sharks?

July 20, 2022 Martin Episode 42
All Things Wild
Are 2 Orca's Scaring Away All Of Cape Town's Great White Sharks?
Show Notes

Port and Starboard, 2 affectionately named Orca's that have been visiting Cape Town's shores over the past few years seem to be responsible for the disappearance of the once common Great White Sharks! Are these 2 individuals really responsible for chasing them ALL away? Join Martin as he shares his thoughts about a recent study that found that these whales were linked with the disappearance of the Great Whites. 

Orca's are incredibly intelligent animals, come learn more about them!

Important Times:

  • 00:10 Hello and welcome!
  • 01:20 Shark Shield
  • 02:40 Orca's and Great White Sharks
  • 04:15 Why are the sharks disappearing?
  • 07:00 Orca brains
  • 09:50 They are very culturally specific and don't mix with other groups and hunting styles
  • 12:45 The findings of the study done in South Africa
  • 15:35 What are Great White Sharks most scared of?
  • 17:20 An alternative theory