Great White Shark

Great White Shark

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Item Dim:  4.84" L x 2.85" W x 1.85" H

Great white sharks can be found throughout the world’s oceans, mostly in cool waters close to the coast.

These super swimmers are the largest predatory fish (fish that eat other fish or animals) on our planet. On average, they grow to around 4.6m long, but some great whites have been measured at 6m – that’s half the length of a bus

This marine beast’s mouth is equipped with a set of 300 sharp, triangular teeth arranged in up to seven rows.

When they’re young, they feed on small prey, such as fish and rays. But when they’re older and bigger, they generally feast on sea mammals such as sea lionsseals and small whales.

There are around 5-10 attacks on humans a year, but researchers believe that, rather than preying on humans to eat them, the sharks are instead taking a “sample bite” out of curiosity, before swimming off.

When a great white gives birth, she usually has two to ten youngsters, called “pups“. But she shows no care for her offspring – in fact, she may even try to eat them! Taking care of themselves, the newborn pups will immediately swim off into the ocean.