The Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias). The subject of the Jaws franchise, the movies made Great Whites out to be savage blood thirsty monsters. While it is true Great Whites represent the absolute pinnacle of predatory evolution they are far from the blood thirsty monsters Jaws made them out to be. Pushing twenty feet in length, weighing in at over 4,000 lbs that makes them the largest obligatory carnivorous fish in the world. Able to swim as fast as 30 mph they can jump up to 10 feet out of the water. Great Whites also currently hold the world record for the strongest bite on the planet with a bite force of 8,000 lbs psi (per square inch). In addition to having excellent senses in all of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing they even have a 6th sense that allows them to sense the electrical fields emitted by living things. They can even detect electric impulses as minute as single heart beats. All that aside Great Whites rarely attack humans and the vast majority of those aren't even fatal. Of the attacks that are fatal, death is usually a result of blood loss and not as a result of the total consumption of t he victim or total organ loss due to bites (lending credence to the "Mistaken Identity theory"). In fact there have only been 31 confirmed Great White attacks on humans in the Mediterranean Sea in the last two hundred years and in the world there have been a total of 139 unprovoked great white shark attacks since 1990, 29 of which were actually fatal. In 2005 shark conservationist, Jimmy Hall even swam with a Great White without the protection of a cage and even touched the shark repeatedly while simultaneously filming the encounter. Not quite the monster we remember from the movies.