The Ultimate Predator Presented by : Ahsan AftabMalik
The Great white shark aka White Death Lengths reaching more than 6m (20 feet). weighing up to 2,250 kg (5,000 lb), the great white shark is the world's largest known predatory fish. Great white sharks often swallow their own broken off teeth along with chunks of their prey's flesh. These attributes give the great white shark the nickname "the ultimate assassin".
Great white sharks display countershading, having a white underside and a grey dorsal area that gives an overall "mottled" appearance. The Great white shark feeds on: Fish Sea lions Other Sharks Elephant Seals Americans
Ancestoral Background-Megaladon It was 65 feet in length, equipped with six rows of 7-inch serrated teeth, and a dorsal fin that towers 6 feet above the surface of the water.
Jersey shore attacks of 1916 The Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 were a series of shark attacks along the coast of New Jersey between July 1 and July 12, 1916, in which four people were killed and one injured. The attacks inspired Peter Benchley's novel Jaws (1974), an account of a great white shark that torments the fictional coastal community of Amity Island. Jaws was made into an influential film in 1975 by Steven Spielberg.
Michael Schleisser and the great white shark caught in Raritan Bay purported to be the "Jersey man-eater" as seen in the Bronx Home News Scientists identified the shark as a young great white. Still had undigested human flesh and bones in its stomach
Shark attacks usually occur because of a case of mistaken identity or a case of Test Biting. Another theory suggests that the standard attack style for great whites is to make an initial devastating attack on its prey, and then wait for the prey to weaken before going in to consume the wounded animal.
Shark attacks in United States
Breaching Great white sharks breach to catch cape fur seals. The hunting technique of the white shark varies with the species it hunts. When hunting Cape fur seals off Seal Island, South Africa, the shark will ambush it from below at high speeds and hit the seal at mid-body.
Michael Rutzen-Tonic Immobility Michael Rutzen started as a fisherman in South Africa. After a few years, his interest in sharks increased. He is famous for cageless diving, hitching rides on dorsel fins, and immobilizing Great white sharks. Gansbaai is a fishing village and popular tourist destination in the Overberg District Municipality, South Africa. It is known for its dense population of Great white sharks and as a good whale-watching location.
Tonic immobility is a kind of hypnosis where a shark is put into a trance like state by turning it upside down. This is achieved by touching the sharks snout. Michael Rutzen with his amazing ability was able to establish a connection with a 15 foot long, Great white shark. The shark allowed Rutzen to ride with it by holding on to the shark’s dorsal fin.