(ORDO NEWS) — Remember how in childhood we often wondered who was stronger, or who would win in a fight – a lion or a bear, Schwarzenegger or Stallone, a whale or a shark? Scientists have recently discovered the answer to the last question.
While shark attacks on whales are rare, we know they do happen. This is evidenced by the numerous scars that whales wear on their bodies.
With a length of up to 30 meters and a weight of more than 100 tons, the blue whale is significantly larger than the white shark, which can reach 6 meters in length and weigh up to a ton.
However, sharks are excellent predators, they are excellent swimmers, have powerful jaws, and it is not so much the size of its body that prevents them from defeating the whale, but the powerful tail, which gives the mammal an additional advantage in developing high speed, allowing the whale to escape from the fight.
But if the whale is vulnerable, such as if it is tangled in fishing nets, then the shark’s persistent and well-calculated attacks will cause the whale to bleed out and may result in the shark winning and the whale losing.
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