- Sharks on average attack 50-75 people worldwide each year.
- In 2001, numerous shark attacks made TV news headlines dubbing it the “Summer of the Shark.”
- Sharks predate the dinosaurs and can be tracked back more than 400 million years.
- Millions of years of shark evolution have resulted in the great white’s deeply refined senses of smell, hearing, touch, taste, and sight.
- A great white shark swam from South Africa to Australia – the longest recorded migration of any fish.
- The electronic great white shark replica used in JAWS was named “Bruce.”
- According to a study by Australian Biologists, a 2,160 pound Great White Shark must eat 66 pounds of blubber every 11.6 days to remain in energy balance.
- A seal’s whiskers are highly sensitive and allow them to find and catch their prey in murky waters.
- Great white sharks can sense an electrical field via pores on their snout called the Ampullae of Lorenzini, helping them successfully hunt prey and navigate the ocean.
- In 1916, a Great White Shark attacked swimmers on the New Jersey shoreline and in a nearby creek. This event helped inspire the book “Jaws”.
July 08, 2014
Great White Ambush Facts