Talk about a killer whale. Through a combination of superior brain power and brute force, these sea-mammals are able to hunt the most feared predators of the ocean. According to the scientists that study their behavior, populations of orcas across the world have learned and devised strategies to kill sharks.
The most impressive one? The "karate chop." Orcas use their tails to drive the shark to the surface, thrusting their tails to create a current that pushes the shark up to the surface. They don't even need to touch the shark! Once up there, the whale pivots and lifts its tail and comes down like a karate chop. The whale then turns the shark upside down, which paralyzes it. This implies that they have some basic knowledge of how sharks work (sharks have to swim at all times or they drown). I think I'll never see Free Willy the same way again!