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The giants of the ocean

The giants of the ocean
June 25
22:19 2020
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BY IKE OGALA

Whales and sharks are the biggest and some of the deadliest and fastest ocean predators. Here we have: THE GIANTS OF THE OCEANS. Whales are the only confirmed mammals in the ocean but sharks are very like mammals and a few people wonder if sharks are actually mammals. They are very alike.

Some whales filter food from the ocean and so do some sharks although this is much more common in the whale world. Some whales have teeth and attack prey and so do some sharks although this is much more common in the shark world.

Whales are the biggest sea animals (and all animals) and are closely followed by Sharks ( the 2nd biggest of all animals). The deadliest of these is the killer whale. It eats just about anything you think is never eaten. Dolphins, (about the size of an adult) one of the smallest whales and Great White Sharks are some of the animals that attack sardine fish while on their group migration which gives way for predators like killer whales to eat them. The dolphins trap the fish in a bait ball and then continually go into the baitball and pick out some fish to eat while allowing the sharks get some sardines too.

While the sharks and dolphins are focusing on the sardines giving the orcas (or killer whales) a chance to come close enough to strike while the rest focus on the sardines and leaving the shark or dolphin without any help. Meanwhile, hammerhead Sharks are busy digesting stingrays and having a lot easier times digesting angel sharks. Whale sharks a lot like blue whales filter food from the water and some sharks even sunbathe like the sunbathing sharks. Sharks sometimes look like rays and some even have hammer shaped heads.

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11 Comments

  1. Olufolake
    Olufolake June 25, 23:44

    Wow! Nice piece Ike. You are just six years old!

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  2. Joe Agbro
    Joe Agbro June 26, 00:21

    Interesting and educative piece… Orcas are really scary hunters. And it’s nice to that some sharks love to sunbathe (LOL)

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  3. Chidinma
    Chidinma June 26, 03:56

    I always knew you’ll write a masterpiece at your age! You always love watching nat geo wild.
    Weldone!!!!!!!

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  4. Buss
    Buss June 26, 07:47

    Ike is a Prof at six. I look forward to learning more from you

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  5. Godwin
    Godwin June 26, 09:12

    Great! Keep it up

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  6. Ile Ife
    Ile Ife June 26, 09:15

    Ike just refreshed my Zoology memories. Thank you.

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  7. Ile Ife
    Ile Ife June 26, 09:19

    Good one, keep it up.

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  8. Zee
    Zee June 26, 11:09

    Wow!!! Keep soaring

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  9. Eky
    Eky June 26, 12:17

    Great write up. Now I want to know more about these giants 😁. And I suddenly want to eat sardines too. Can’t wait to read another piece from you.

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  10. Eni
    Eni June 26, 13:31

    Beautiful and insightful indeed! Well done young man. The sky is your starting point

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  11. Shade Sekoni
    Shade Sekoni June 26, 16:25

    Ikechukwu the genius!!! Well done buddy. We are beyond proud of you sunshine. This was a great read

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