Kōrero: Sharks and rays

Great white shark taking bait

Great white shark taking bait

When a great white shark is about to strike, as in this photograph, its face changes shape. The jaws come forward, making the upper lip curl up, and the snout becomes blunt. The eyes roll backwards for protection, making it momentarily blind.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Photograph by Malcolm Francis

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Shark attacks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5336/great-white-shark-taking-bait (accessed 11 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006