Word: Great White Shark
Great White Sharks can grow up to 20 feet (6 m) in length and can weigh more than 4,500 pounds (2,000 kgs).
The Great White Shark is a large shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans.
• Great White Sharks become moms for the first time at 12 to 14 years of age. When a Great White Shark is born, it is usually one of up to 12 babies born, and immediately swims away from its mother.
• Great White Shark teeth measure more than 2.5 inches (6 cm) long.
• Great White Sharks are fierce predators. Their favorite foods are seals and sea lions. Since the shark hunts for them, they are considered prey.
• Great White Sharks have up to 3,000 razor sharp teeth!
• Great Whites are now rare since they have been overhunted by man.
• Great Whites are sometimes thought of as man-eaters!! This is not true. They sometimes may mistake a person for a seal or sea lion, but they are not known to hunt for people.
• Great White Sharks are the world's largest known predatory fish.
• After eating a Seal or Sea Lion for a meal, Great White Sharks can go a month or two without another big meal.
• Great White Sharks can reach speeds up to 43 miles (70 km) per hour while swimming!
• Even though their name is Great White Shark, really only their belly is white! They are a greyish blue, but this helps them blend into the water so their prey does not see them coming, as they usually attack from below!
See Also:@V_Sharks, Angel Shark, Basking Shark, Blacktip Reef Shark, Blue Shark, Bluntnose Sixgill Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bronze Whaler Shark, Brownbanded Bamboo Shark, Bull Shark, Caribbean Reef Shark, Chain Cat Shark, Cookiecutter Shark, Dusky Shark, Galapagos Shark, Goblin Shark, Gray Reef Shark, Great Barracuda, Great Blue Heron, Great Cormorant, Great White Shark, Greater Amberjack, Greenland Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Horn Shark, Lemon Shark, Leopard Shark, Mako Shark, Megalodon Shark, Megamouth Shark, Night Shark, Nurse Shark, Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Pacific White-sided Dolphin, Porbeagle Shark, Sandbar Shark, Shark, Thresher Shark, Tiger Shark, Whale Shark, White Grunt, White Sea Bass, White-beaked Dolphin, White-Spotted Jellyfish, White-spotted Eagle Ray, White-spotted Filefish, White-tailed Damselfish, Whitemargin Unicornfish, Whitespotted boxfish, Whitetip Reef Shark, Wobbegong Shark, Zebra Shark