a scarred male great white shark looks at the camera image

Oh, hi there!

A young male great white shark (Carcarodon carcharias) gives the camera a close look as he approaches. This particular individual had some interesting scarring on the left side of his face. This close-up gives a pretty look at the shark’s Ampullae de Lorenzini, which are the tiny black dots clustered primarily around the shark’s snout. These sensory organs provide a “sixth-sense” for the shark allowing it to detect electrical fields.

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