What animals are afraid of a shark?

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2020-07-02 21:00:10

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What animals are afraid of a shark?

Shark can seem the most terrifying aquatic predators, but they are actually very careful and vulnerable.

At the moment scientists know of the existence of the 526 species of sharks, most of them ruthless killers. Reports of shark attacks on people and horror movies like "Jaws," Steven Spielberg really created a very scary presentation about sharks. Many of us believe that the more dangerous of these creatures in the sea no one, and they themselves generally have no one to fear. For some it will be big news but, actually, sharks are pretty cowardly and they create a lot of enemies. In 2019, the photographer Deron Verbeke (Deron Verbeck) sank in the waters of the Hawaiian coast and saw a shark, which is obviously part of the battle with a very large creature. This news is a great reason to enumerate all the natural enemies of sharks, some of which may break these predators apart.

Enemies of sharks

First look into what the sharks do have enemies — about the wounded the shark, which participated in the battle with some sea monster, I'll tell closer to the end. So the sharks have at least three major enemies:

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  • orca, body length reaches 10-meter size;
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  • dolphins in which sharks are a greater threat because of its cohesion and development of intelligence;
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  • other sharks, who are not averse to eat other canines.
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Sharks and killer whales

One of the main enemies of sharks that belong to the order of toothed whales (Odontoceti). By themselves, they rarely attack sharks, but if the predators decide to attack a sick individual or a baby, a group of killer whales may begin to inflict heavy blows huge tails. After causing severe injuries, toothed whales sharks finish off the deadly stings.

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Sometimes the sharks are so arrogant that dare to attack a lone whale — indeed, why fear battle one on one? But, almost always, the sharks are committing a grave error. Killer whales are so smart that do not spend their energy in vain, and strike only at the most vulnerable places of sharks, namely in the Gill slits and the sides. He was seriously damaged, too bold sharks lose.

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Sharks and dolphins

In a lot of trouble sharks also fall in the moments when you dare to attack a school of dolphins. Usually they don't do it and stay away from intelligent mammals but, in the event of an attack, sharks have a serious injury Gill slits and die. And all because the dolphins have a highly developed intelligence and in groups operate exclusively together. And team work, in most cases always leads to victory.

There are many cases where dolphins have protected from shark attacks not only themselves but also people. One such case occurred on 28 August 2007 on the shores of the U.S. state of California. Then 24-year-old Todd Endris (Todd Endris) went with friends to surfing and was attacked by dangerous white shark. The predator has bitten a guy three times and stripped the skin from his back and legs. Athlete saved suddenly appeared a group of dolphins that surrounded the poor man and brought to the coast. A dangerous shark, apparently afraid of a group of rescuers and swam away.

Interview with the Todd Andrison

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is the Most dangerous shark

Sharks come into the battle not only other predators but also relatives. For example, in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, inhabited by the so-called Brazilian luminous shark (Isistius brasiliensis). Despite its relatively small body size in the region of 50 centimeters, they indiscriminately attack aquatic life and tear them to pieces of meat. Usually, the sharks travel alone, but representatives of this species hunt in packs. So, if a shark gets in their way — she just nesdobrovat.

it looks like the Brazilian glowing shark. Crazy creature!

But for the people of the Brazilian luminous sharks are not particularly dangerous. And all because they are very hard to come across — they live only in the open ocean and rarely come to shores. Several attacks were recorded, but in General people should not worry about them.

Now, let's get back to the shark, which was captured on camera by photographer Deron Verbeek. On the Hawaiian coast he was able to photograph oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), on the back which bore the scars of unusual shape. As they did not look like teeth marks, so the man decided to seek the assistance of scientists from the U.S. state of Florida.

Photo taken by Deron Verbeke

The Researchers immediately declared that the scars were left by the tentacles of a giant squid. Apparently, the oceanic whitetip shark was looking for food and reached a depth of over 300 meters, wheremet with architeuthis (Architeuthis) — squid, whose length can reach 8 meters. According to the calculations of researchers on the shark attacked individual 2-meter length, which caused damage with jagged rings located inside the suckers on the long tentacles.

Meet the huge architeuthis!

As you can see, sharks have a huge number of enemies, from which they try to stay away. But they are very hardy creatures that can withstand a lot. For example, in 2019, I wrote that these aquatic predators receive almost no damage . Thanks to them, scientists can learn how clean water in certain regions of our planet.

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