What Do Orcas Eat?
What do these incredible creatures of the sea eat? Their diet mainly consists of fish, but they have been known to eat mammals such as dolphins, seals, and smaller whales. They like hunting in packs, so they are sometimes compared to wolves because of the particular way of hunting for food. It all depends on the area that they live; whales in tropical regions can eat whatever they can find, like sea turtles and even birds when they have the chance. Apart from their diets – there are some amazing things you probably never knew about them.
They have been reports of a pod of killer whales hunting down sperm whales in packs and even another Apex Predator- the Great White Shark! A study found Great White Sharks leaving an area for up to a year if they see Orcas around hunting other animals. Interestingly enough, when orcas attack the ocean’s now-former Apex, they only eat their livers and leave the rest as a warning to any other shark trying to get in the area. Orcas do know how to show who’s the boss of the sea.