Discover the adaptations of the great white shark that make it one of nature's best hunters...
- The great white shark is the largest predatory fish in the ocean.
- The great white shark has evolved many adaptations for hunting.
- It has a torpedo-like body, streamlined for speed. Its snout can pick up tiny electric pulses emitted by living creatures.
- The great white shark has an acute sense of smell and can detect small drops of blood in water up to 5km away.
Great White Shark
The great white shark is the largest predatory fish in the ocean.
It's a solitary fish, constantly on the prowl for prey, and has evolved many adaptations for hunting.
The shark's torpedo-shaped, streamlined body allows it to cut through the water at fast speeds.
Its snout can pick up the tiniest electrical pulses given off by all living creatures.
The shark's sense of smell is so acute it can pick up small drops of blood in the water up to 5km away.
The colouring of the shark makes great camouflage in the water.
The great white shark also has rows of razor sharp teeth to tear open prey.
Once the great white has acquired its target, like these seals, it will keep close to the ocean floor and when it is ready it will strike.