"It's tail swayed slowly from side to side, pushing the hunters body through the murky
water. All signs of motion were non-existant, except for the rhythmic movement of the
water over the five gill slits on either side of it's head. Slowly gaining speed, the shady
figures unmoving eyes fixed on it's target, a lost harbor seal pup. As the distance between
the predator and it's prey grew closer, the jaws of the massive fish drew forward,
exposing nearly eight rows of razor sharp teeth. Strings of it's previous meal hung in
rows from between it's teeth. Sensing danger, the harbor seal frantically tried to find a
place to seek refuge, but it was too late. The jaws of the shark closed around the seal with
an astounding 14,000 pounds of pressure, cutting the seal in half. The Great White shark
claims another victim.1"
Any one who's seen the famous movie series "Jaws" may look at the Great White
Shark in a similar manner.
Perhaps it's the way that Hollywood uses a mix of fact and
fiction in the series. This may have frightened many people into hating the Great White
for it's ferocity. It might have also been the size of the shark in the movie that's kept
thousands of people off the beaches and out of the water. Better yet, it could have been
the overall storyline: A Great White shark with an eating disorder and a taste for human
flesh. Perhaps that's what is keeping vacationers from grabbing their trousers and
Over all, there have been 1026 attacks on humans by sharks in the last ten years.
Only 294 of these attacks have been linked to Great White sharks. That's roughly the
number of people who drown each year in swimming accidents. Of these 294...