Great white sharks are athletic hunters, leaping completely out of the water as they attack prey from below. They have six highly refined senses: smell, hearing, touch, taste, sight, and electromagnetism. These senses, along with a sleek, torpedo-shaped body, make them highly skilled hunters. In this breaching sequence, watch as a great white shark captures its prey, and learn more about this top predator's life, ecology, evolution, and conservation status in the great white shark section.
Sharks have a long and impressive lineage, and they often serve as top predators—keeping populations of prey species in check. Sharks face only one real threat to their survival—humans. Every year, humans kill an estimated 70 million sharks.Check out these "5 Reasons to Revere Not Fear Sharks."