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Why do sharks eat seals but not humans?

19th May 2015

Words by Zanele Mayiya

Cape fur seals form a main part of the great white shark’s diet, because they have a lot of fat, which the sharks needs for energy.

Sharks have been known to bite humans when they are confused or curious. If a shark sees a human splashing in the water, it may try to investigate leading to an accidental attack. But the truth is, they have more to fear from us than we do from them.

They don’t think of humans as a meal.

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