2 liver-eating orcas forced an entire population of great white sharks to flee their home waters

2 liver-eating orcas forced an entire population of great white sharks to flee their home waters


South Africa is famend for having one of many world’s greatest populations of nice white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). Substantial declines have been noticed, nonetheless, in locations the place the sharks usually collect on the coast of the Western Cape province. Sharks congregate at these places to feed, work together socially, or relaxation.

In Cape City, expert “shark spotters” documented a peak of over 300 nice white shark sightings throughout eight seashores in 2011, however have recorded no sightings since 2019. These declines have sparked considerations in regards to the general conservation standing of the species.