10th February 2012
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This is a reflex of sharks in which they enter a state of paralysis when flipped over.
One pod of Killer Whales has figured out that by flipping over Great White Sharks they can force the sharks into tonic immobility enabling them to then eat the sharks. Killer Whales have been known to munch on smaller sharks but never before have they been known to go after Great Whites.
The kicker is the Great Whites never see it coming because they are used to being the top of the food chain! Cool.
Source: National Geographic