The Predator That Makes Great White Sharks Flee in Fear

Ed Yong
The Predator That Makes Great White Sharks Flee in Fear

The great white shark—a fast, powerful, 16-foot-long torpedo that’s armed to the teeth with teeth—has little to fear except fear itself. For almost 15 years, Salvador Jorgensen from the Monterey Bay Aquarium has been studying great white sharks off the coast of California. When the sharks approached, the team would shoot them with electronic tags that periodically emit ultrasonic signals.