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BODY is curved and tapered. Water slips around it without creating swirling currents that slow it down.


SKELETON is made of fl exible cartilage. Sharks don’t have bones.


LATERAL LINE runs along the great white’s sides and head. This helps the shark sense tiny movements in the water.


EYES can roll backward when attacking prey. This protects a vital part of the eye from being scratched.


EARS can detect prey in the water up to about 250 meters away.


ELECTRORECEPTORS in the great white’s snout detect the electric fi elds of animals in the water. They help sharks fi nd prey.


TEETH bite and saw through prey. The great white has several rows of large, jagged teeth. When one tooth is lost or wears down, a new tooth takes its place.


MUSCLES throughout its body make up more than half the great white’s weight.


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