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A decoy draws an early morning attack. 
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A Cape fur seal’s rear flippers are clamped in the jaws of a white shark. The sharks rush their quarry from directly below; the power of the attack often hurtles both predator and prey out of the water. 
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Fool me once . . . . Another shark falls for the decoy. After one or two strikes, however, most get wise to the ruse. 
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A white shark’s dorsal fin breaks the surface.
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Attacking a decoy, a white shark spins tail-over-head. 
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A Cape fur seal pup leaps nimbly out of harm’s way, just as a white shark breaks the surface in attack.
Neil Hammerschlag, courtesy of the ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research (www.elasmo-research.org)
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