Watch - Rare footage of false killer whales hunting down a shark!
A rare footage shows a pod of false killer whales chasing down a juvenile shark off the coast of Cronulla.
New Delhi: A drone hobbyist from Australia captured a rare footage that shows a pod of false killer whales chasing down a juvenile shark off the coast of Cronulla, south of Sydney.
Bruno Kataoka, who filmed the incredible scene, told News 7, “ it was an exciting moment. National Geographic guys [wait] months to get such a thing, and we just happened to be there at the right moment at the right time.”
As the end of the video, one of the four false killer whales was shown snatching the shark in its mouth, and then dragging it down into the depths of the ocean.
News 7, which included the rare encounter in its report, tweeted out the rare footage on Twitter.
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The false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) is the third-largest member of the oceanic dolphin family. First described by the British paleontologist and biologist Richard Owen in his 1846 book “A history of British fossil mammals and birds”, the false killwe whale lives in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world.