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Discover how a great white shark uses its senses and body to hunt for prey.


SIZE COMPARISON DORSAL FIN


PELVIC FIN PECTORAL FIN


CAUDAL FIN (BACK FIN) has two lobes the same size. This helps the great white move through the water quickly. It can swim faster than most other sharks.


FINS help the great white balance and change direction.


SKIN is covered by a layer of scales called denticles. They overlap like roof tiles. They fl ow back from a shark’s nose to its tail, with their tips pointing in the opposite direction of the way the shark swims.


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