Before I start the video, I want to thank you for the 20,000 subscribers! And I would ask if you have any ideas for the next videos, write them in the comments! Thank you very much! Who would win in a fight: a great white shark or a saltwater crocodile? The legendary great white shark is a cartilaginous fish that has caused fear and admiration for many years. It is considered one of the biggest predators of the oceans and the fiercest, but there is more imagination than truth in this sentence. Crocodiles are large reptiles found in tropical regions of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. They are members of the order Crocodilia, which also includes caimans, gharials and alligators. Earth’s largest living crocodilian—and, some say, the animal most likely to eat a human is the saltwater crocodile. DESCRIPTION The body of the white shark is robust and fusiform, about 13-22 feet in length but the average is 19 feet. Its weight is between 6600 pounds and 7500 pounds. Adult females reach dimensions greater than males, which are usually 6.5 feet smaller. It has a narrow pointed snout, two pectoral fins and a first dorsal fin with a triangle shape. The caudal fin is crescent-shaped, and its upper and lower lobe are long and of very similar size, almost symmetrical. The mouth measures 3 to 4 feet wide. It has small onyx eyes and nostrils towards the end of the snout. It exhibits discoloration of the body, because while the back is gray or blue, the lower area is lighter. This characteristic gives an advantage when hunting because preys do not notice the figure of the shark, which is confused with the bottom of the ocean. The Saltwater Crocodile have a body length between 16 – 23 ft and they weigh between 882 – 1,543 lbs, with males being much larger than females. They are grey or brown in colour and they have a broad, heavy set body with a large head. Their jaws are strong and they have short, strong limbs. They have ridges that run from their eyes to their nose and this is particularly prominent in older animals. Saltwater Crocodiles have a valve that seals off the mouth from the throat and this enables them to open their mouth while they are under water. However, they cannot eat their prey underwater as swallowing would allow water into their throat so they either have to drag their prey onto land or raise their head above the water to swallow. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT The distribution area of the great white shark is very extended. It can be found in tropical coastal waters as well as temperate and even cold. It is commonly found on the coasts of North America from Newfoundland to southern Mexico in the Atlantic Ocean and from Alaska to southern Mexico in the Pacific. Outside of the American continent, the great white shark dwells mainly the waters of South Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Japan, and Oceania. There is a substantial population in the Dyer Island in South Africa, and that is why there is a common place for research about their life. Saltwater crocs or “salties,” inhabit the mangrove swamps, coastal marshes, and river mouths, around the top of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland. They will travel as far up stream as they can swim, often taking advantage of seasonal floods to access areas which are normally too difficult to reach. Saltwater crocodiles are also quite capable of living in the open ocean for periods of time and will cross large expanses of water to reach new areas. This dispersal ability means they are widespread in south-east Asia, New Guinea and some of the Pacific Islands. BEHAVIOR The great white shark is a fish mostly solitary although it can reunite with others of its same species. He has been seen a few times accompanied by a female or a male and even in small groups. In their groups, it is likely that there is hierarchical dominance, and the females are in the lead, but among all, large individuals dominate the small ones, and the residents of the group for a long time dominate the newcomers. This shark is active both day and night. Interestingly, they jump out of the water sometimes to look the surrounding and look for prey. They are not aggressive with their own species, but if they feel threatened, they may bite his antagonist as a warning. Most people expressly fear the great white shark and consider it a man-eater predator. Definitively, it is a powerful, aggressive and efficient predator, but it has no preference for humans. The attacks usually happen because of the shark confusion of a person with prey, and as a consequence, they give a “test bite,” but it is unlikely that it keeps eating once it finds that it is not its usual food. The Saltwater Crocodile has been thought of as one of the most intelligent and sophisticated of all reptiles. Their barks are a way of communicating with one another. The Saltwater Crocodile is thought to have four different calls. The Saltwater Crocodile spends most of its time thermogulating to maintain its body temperature. If they become too hot they often go into the water with only their eyes and nostrils showing and stay submerged until they are cooled. If they become to cold, they lay in the sun on flat rocks until they warm up. Now let’s see who wins this battle! 1. Bite Force. Although having a huge jaw, the great whites don’t have the highest bite force amongst sharks due to their diet biting through a seal’s skin is very different than biting through the shells of a turtle. There are reports from computer modeling that a GWS is capable of a bite force exceeding 1000kg based on its jaw and skeleton structure. Australian saltwater crocodiles have world’s most ferocious jaws snapping shut with two-ton force that makes Great Whites look toothless. 2. Tooth type Again, due to their usual prey types, crocs and sharks have very different types of teeth. A crocodile’s prey is typically not only larger than a shark’s but also have much stronger bones and skins. A croc’s teeth therefore not only needs to be able to tear flesh off the wildebeest through death spin, but also needs to be strong enough to crush the thick leg bones of these mammals. A Great White Shark, on the other hand, does not need to crunch such bones. Great White Shark tear fleshes off their prey by biting and thrashing their head, and their serated teeth are more mechanically similar to a saw than a dagger. Their teeth is actually not designed to brace huge pressure as they are replaceable they have rows and rows of spare teeth behind each visible tooth, ready to replace them in the event they fall off during a struggle. 3. Armor A GWS’s delicate skin was not designed for withstanding a couple of tons of penetrating forces. On the other hand a Saltie’s prehistoric armor looks a bit more weather proof. 4. Jaw size So we have a situation where a Great White Shark has enough jaw size to bite the body of a Saltie, but lacks the bite force and the teeth to make it count. The Saltie has enough bite force and the right teeth to do serious damage to what ever it can put in its mouth, but its mouth is not big enough for a Great White Shark. In my opinion, victory goes to the crocodile! A Great White Shark is most likely to die from missing a fin, but a Saltie can live just fine without a leg.

90 thoughts on “GREAT WHITE SHARK VS SALTWATER CROCODILE – Who will win this battle?

  1. The Killer Crocodile Gustav VS The Killer Shark JAWS Who Would Win Well I Think Gustav Wins Gustav Is Real and JAWS Is Not Well Shark Ar Real But JAWS Not

  2. This is BS the GW is a huge fish in the open ocean
    2 times the weight and size of the Croc it can slice the croc in half

  3. Surabaya is a city in East Java, Indonesia, which is named after the place of the fight between a shark and a crocodile. But there is no story of the legend, who is the winner.

  4. This of course is a very situational fight. But do not doubt the maneuverability of a Croc. I say at least 8 out of 10 times the Salty wins. The only way the Shark wins is if it can manuever around either the side or under the croc and land a clean hit. Hoping to cause enough damage through the armor. Croc can win by grabbing any part of the shark, that bite force will in the very least crush the shark's cartilage completely if not rip whatever part it grabbed a hold of.

  5. As for new videos!
    I would love to see one with some species of Varanus/Monitor lizard. Whether it be Nile, Water, Komodos, any of them!

    Rhino vs hippo(supposing the rhino doesnt run away like usual)

    Grizzly vs Silverback(might get featured on Joe Rogan's podcast!)

    Hippo vs Anaconda

    Great white vs Giant Squid or Humboldt squids

    Love your videos! and as an aspiring Herpetologist it is always fun to see stuff like this!

  6. Bull shark vs Nile crocodile and Komodo dragon vs honey badger squirrel vs bunny hippo vs silverback gorilla raccoon vs Fox and skunk vs red panda and liger vs alligator

  7. WildCiencias you are biased against the great white shark, 400 million years of shark evolution and here is your little shitty 21k community.

  8. Your voice is worth a million dollars don’t just stop at YouTube you could be the next David Attenborough ..keep up the good work

  9. Great white shark is way too heavy and big and if it ambushes the crocodile From Below game over too powerful of an impact for the crocodile

  10. A shark would come from below and the croc and with his eyes on top of his head would never know it's coming. These things hunt seals which a croc would never have any chance of catching unless it was on land. And if they are of similar length the shark is going to far outweigh it making it a lot stronger…

  11. A Great White would win because of its agility swimming in ocean and Salt Crocodiles actually fear sharks and avoid them in the water.

  12. A Great white shark would annihilate a Saltwater crocodile.What the video doesn't explain is,big predator sharks don't rely on bite force.They hit prey from below at tremendous speed with up to 2tons of pure muscle.A crocodile has a soft underside so the first hit would be fatal.Then sharks shake their heads from side to side to remove flesh.The other thing the clip says is…White sharks cannot penetrate tough bodies.They often feed on turtles and I seriously imagine hitting a full grown elephant seal at 25+miles per hour is pretty bloody tough!

  13. Great white will win because croc can’t eat underwater to start. Their soft belly is exposed under water and sharks are known to attack from underneath.

  14. Are you F'n kidding me? GW sharks jump out of the water to "look at the surroundings and look for prey"????? You even said it in a tone that you couldn't believe the bullshit you were reading. Fwi, Great White sharks 'breach' the surface because they are shooting toward the surface from 50 meters or more to ambush a seal swimming at the surface….shit man, even my 7 year old niece knows that!

  15. No comparison on the 4 ton of extra body weight sharks have over salties and its speed and agility other than that salties have delicate belly skins along their weather proof coat on top

  16. You're forgetting once blood is spilt in the sea every shark around would be attracted to the area, so the croc would either have to compete with lots of sharks in a feeding frenzy or the GWS better hope it remains the dominant shark. Another thing is the croc might be the one to end up being ambushed from beneath by the GWS as is it's usual method of attack.

  17. Here are my top 10 suggestions:
    1- lion vs gorilla
    2- komodo dragon vs king cobra
    3- cougar vs wolf
    4- salt water crocodile vs tiger shark
    5- African elephant vs asian elephant
    6- cougar vs cheetah
    7- gorilla vs chimpanzee
    8- ostrich vs cassowary
    9- mustang vs zebra
    10- moose vs elk

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