June 2009

Great white sharks learn through experience which are the best hunting sites.

Great white shark attacks are planned

The researchers observed 340 attacks by great whites on fur seals within 2km of Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa. After each attack, the scientists recorded the precise geographical location and the depth of the water, as well as whether the attack was successful or not.

Forensic science

By applying these analytical techniques used by law enforcement in geographical profiling of criminal acts, including those by terrorists and serial killers., the researchers established that great white sharks also follow a similar hunting strategy.