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The Great White Shark

The Great White Shark or Carcharodon carcharias is perhaps the most feared creature in all of the oceans throughout the world. This massive predator can grow to lengths of over 20' and weigh in at over 5000lbs! This makes the Great White Shark the largest predatory fish in the entire world! These sharks tend to hang around coastal areas which makes humans a prime victim for these creatures. Most Great White Shark attacks aren't fatal as this type of shark will take test bites often. It has even been know to take bites out of buoys. A mouth filled with up to 3,000 teeth makes it one mean looking shark! This type of shark will also occasionally even attack boats! Some people think that the electric fields from boats are the cause. The Great White Shark feeds on dolphins, rays, tuna, smaller sharks, sea lions, seals and whatever else they can get their jaws into. Great Whites can detect even tiny amounts of blood in the water up to 3 miles away! They will often attack by surprise from below creating a spectacular display of hunting as they jump out of the water grabbing their prey at the same time! To see the Great White Shark in action check out this video below...




3 comments:

Jessica said...

500 lbs, not 5000!

1Green Thumb said...

Actually Jessica it is 5,000lbs! These sharks are monsters!

Anonymous said...

they do get big.. all muscle. and the females get even bigger than the males. They are beautiful ... Dived with them in Sept... I was just a little fish to them.. if you get the chance go to Guadalupe Isl in Baja mexico. Its amazing.... a trip I will never forget.

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