Great White Sharks Just Want To Nibble You

Great white sharks are the largest predatory sharks on Earth, weighing about 5,000lbs. That doesn't mean they want to eat you. Shark attacks on humans are usually a result of curiosity, and are rarely fatal. Scientists call this "sample biting," because once a shark figures out that a human isn't food, they usually lost interest. When a great white does kill a human, the death is more often due to blood loss from the bite, rather than a full-fledged attack.

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  1. Although sharks are predators they are less interested in eating humans. 00:53

Written by Curiosity Staff February 24, 2015