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Do great white sharks ever attack whale sharks?

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It's possible that a white shark would eat a smaller, juvenile whale shark. I would say even probable. White sharks prey upon a large variety of marine life. As for a full-grown whale shark? Definitely not. read more

Sharks are creatures of opportunity. Although whales are not a primary food source for most species of sharks, some are known to go after young whales from larger species such as humpback and sperm whales because if the high fat content. They are also known to attack smaller species of whales. read more

Granted, an attack on a vulnerable, inexperienced calf is not quite as badass as an attack on a fully-grown adult, but considering that right whales are born around the average size at maturity for great whites , these sharks are making solo attacks on prey that is the same size as them or possibly larger. read more

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