What makes Shark Super Predators
Great White sharks are incredibly strong. Their powerful tails are able to launch them completely out of the water with their prey in their mouth.
Compared to bone, cartilage is less prone to disease, It’s also lighter and more flexible – making the shark a faster, more maneuverable predator.
Sharks have a conveyor belt of teeth, and may lose 30,000 or more in their lifetime. Great White teeth are 2 inches tall and incredibly sharp.
Shark skin is tough, made of tiny armor called “denticles” which both serves as protection to the shark’s body and reduces swimming turbulence.
Some species of shark can detect one part per million of blood in sea water. It is likely that they have a sharp sense of hearing and good night vision.
Most shark species have hundreds to thousands of electroreceptors to help locate prey. They also have a lateral line to detect vibrations in the water