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  • A hunting technique of the great white shark.

    from Predatory Behavior of White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at Seal Island, R. A. Martin, et al (2005):
    Polaris Breach (POL): the shark leapt partially or completely out of the water in a vertical or nearly vertical head-up orientation, with or without a seal grasped in its jaws. In POL that launch a shark completely from the water, the shark may clear the surface by as much as 3 m and often rotates tail over head around the centre of gravity, located ±1/3 along its standard length, re-entering the sea head-first close to its original exit point.

    January 4, 2013