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Sharks have exceptional senses right? So how do they successfully hunt other sharks with exceptional senses?

Some species of sharks will hunt and eat other sharks. Sharks have what like 7 senses? How can they not sense an attack coming? Or is it a case of not expecting an attack and being caught by surprise?

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"exceptional" is not the same as "foolproof."

The only exceptional senses in sharks are the electrosensory pits on the nose (the Lampullae of Lorenzini) and their sense of smell. All fishes have a lateral line system, and many have better eyesight. Besides, the powerful-sense-of-smell thing is only true for some sharks.