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A Powerful Predator

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Sharks are at the top of the ocean food chain. The great white shark is one of the deadliest and most powerful. It is a predator predator ALLAN DAVEY—GETTY IMAGES an animal that kills and eats other animals to survive (noun) The great white shark is a fierce predator. . It eats other animals, such as sea lions, seals, and dolphins. Here’s how a great white hunts for food.

Sniffing Out Dinner

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A great white shark has a sharp sense of smell. It can sniff out a group of seals from two miles away.

Quick Swimmers

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A big tail helps this shark move quickly through the water. The shark moves its tail from side to side.

A Powerful Bite

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A great white shark can have 300 teeth. Sharp teeth and strong jaws help the shark capture capture pw capture IMAGE SOURCE—GETTY IMAGES to catch (verb) The trap is used to capture mice. prey prey PW PREY GANBAYAR URTNASAN—GETTY IMAGES an animal that is killed and eaten by another animal (noun) Gazelles are prey for lions. . Chomp!

Surprise, 
Surprise

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Great white sharks surprise their prey. First, they sneak up. Then they attack!

Did You Know?

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It is dangerous to swim with sharks up close. That is why photographers and marine biologists study sharks from cages.

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