That question was answered when a group of scientists encounters a 15-minute battle that changed their opinion of both creatures.
Killer sharks are often considered the kings of the sea, the top of the food chain. At 5000 pounds few animals could dare challenge the killer sharks.
Orcas or killer whales weigh 20,000 pounds, but are often considered peaceful and docile. They have very dolphin like characters and found extremely friendly to humans.
On one corner the Great White shark stands weighing 5000 pounds. Known for its bloody kills and its large teeth. On the other corner, the orcas stands weighing four times as much, but with a lot less aggression. Who wins?
"I was just as surprised with what happened then as I am today," said a scientist who was also an eyewitness. "For all my 20 years working as a shark expert, I have never encountered anything like this."
From the footage, the shark swims towards the orca's direction, oblivious to what is ahead. The orcas hit the side of the shark, and everything goes silent. A few minutes later the Great white whale emerged with the Shark in its jaw. The mammal wins.
Scientists have tried to explain this, but with little success. The whale won without a struggle from the shark. It appears now that the whale, a brilliant animal, learned to hunt sharks by hunting stingrays a very similar creature. The whale discovered if it flips a ray upside down it goes into a trance and it can be able to kill it.
This is what happened with the shark. After the impact, the whale flipped it belly up forcing the shark into a trance. It then suffocated the shark dethroning the most vicious predator in the sea.