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Great White Shark Chasing Bait / Getty Images

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) trying to catch bait as it is being reeled back into a boat off of Neptune Island, South Australia, Australia. The great white shark is commonly thought of as an example of an ocean predator.

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A predator is an organism that hunts and kills other organisms for food. Some predators are carnivores or 'meat-eaters', while others are omnivores and feed on both animals and plants.

See also apex predator.

The great white shark is an example of an ocean predator.
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