Orcas might be charismatic movie stars, but they are also killer whales. A family of beachgoers in New Zealand caught on film an orca fighting with a few sharks. One shark was so eager to get away from the whale that it beached itself in the shallow water. (That’s the most interesting part of the footage, so if you’ve already seen Free Willy ten gazillion times, just fast-forward to 0:56.)
It’s apparently pretty rare for sharks to resort to the extreme measure of self-beaching to escape a predator, unless that predator is super badass, which orcas apparently are. So basically if your kid is irrationally afraid of sharks, you need to get him or her an orca pool floatie. They’re like the security blanket of the sea!