The star of the summer blockbuster, the great white shark is the world's largest flesh-eating fish. These seals don't have a prayer against its weapon of choice: up to 300 serrated teeth.
The star of the summer blockbuster: the great white shark.
The world’s biggest flesh-eating fish.
Its weapon of choice—up to 300 serrated steak knives, which grow right from its gums.
Each jaw carries several rows of deadly blades that are replaced all throughout its life.
Every eight months, new teeth advance from the back of the mouth like bullets in an ammo belt.
One of the most wide-ranging predators, it hunts in all seven seas.
In waters no higher than your waist—or half a mile deep.
It eats dolphins, dead whales—even other great whites.
But today, it’s going after seals.
For maximum surprise and power, the shark floors the pedal.
Not all strikes succeed.
But the shark rarely misses twice.
When large prey fights back, the shark avoids injury by leaving it to bleed to death.
Once it’s safe, it moves in for the feast.
A great white’s teeth are designed for stabbing—not chewing.
It has no molars.
So it grips prey and thrashes its body—twisting off flesh and swallowing it whole.
But here’s why the great white is really called “Jaws”: a bite that may pack nearly two tons of force.
Twenty times the power of the human jaw.