Great Whites and the Ecosystem

How Great White Sharks Play a Role in The Ecosystem

The Great White Shark is the top predator throughout the world’s ocean. They became fearless top hunters through the evolution of supremely-adapted senses and physiology.
They rely on their 6 senses to track and capture their prey. Their senses are: Hearing, Vision, Taste, Touch, Electro-Reception and smell.
Of all of the Great White Sharks senses, smell is the most accurate sense of them all. They can smell one drop of blood in 100 litres of water!
Being an apex predator the Great White has no natural enemies, except perhaps Orca’s. Apex predators have a vast effect on the population of their prey’s species. They keep the marine life under control and regulate our oceans. Take the Great White out of the equation and that causes an effect on the organisms lower in food chain. If the Great White became extinct, then its prey like the seal and sea lion along with several of its other prey, would have a population explosion.
These species would in turn eat themselves out which would then change the whole eco system around them.

By |2018-11-23T07:42:57+00:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: Sharks|Tags: |Comments Off on Great Whites and the Ecosystem