Great white sharks are some of the most fierce and powerful creatures on the planet and are feared by many, mostly because of the demonizing they have suffered through movies like Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws”. In fact these sharks do not hunt humans and they are not part of their regular diet, but sometimes do mistake people for animals such as seals which they do eat on a regular basis. The great white shark has a set of razor sharp teeth which can easily tear the flesh of any animal within a matter of seconds and they are one of nature’s more efficient killers, above and below the water. Great whites have been known to dive right out of the ocean to attack seals and birds which are sitting on nearby rocks or paddling along unsuspecting.
They are considered to be the largest predator fish on the planet and are highly adaptable which means that they are the perfect underwater hunters. Their 300 serrated teeth are ideal for shredding prey within a matter of seconds and they are able to swim at an amazing speed, coming out nowhere to attack other fish which rarely even see them before the actual attack takes place. Most people who get attacked by sharks every year survive but sustain serious injuries due to the nature of these sharks’ teeth and the fact that they are excellent hunters and can easily mistake humans for other prey.