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Welcome to the Shark page.
The largest predator of the sea "
white sharks are massive , yet it is hard to believe that they are so agile and
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have claimed that they have spotted sharks that are in excess of 36 feet in
length with a weight of over 10,000 pounds. True or not we do not know?
of the great white:
to the family Lamnidae. (It is classified as Carcharodon carcharias)|
shark has a conical instead of a flattened snout.|
black eyes due to its ability to mix in with its surroundings.|
is either blue or brown-gray with a white underside.|
sophisticated sensory systems that detect movement, sound, and electrical
fields. Boats cause electrical fields this might be attributed to a shark
approaching a boat to investigate.|
extremely agile and fast.|
the shark would include seals, dolphins, chunks of whales, fish, other
sharks, and ships garbage. (humans are not included on the sharks menu so
breed late in their life|
shark documented was 19.5 feet in length and a weight approaching 8,000
pounds. On average they can grow to a average length of over 14 feet long.|
sharks are born at a size of 5 feet long and a weight of 60 pounds.|
are we so afraid of them?
probably be attributed to movies such as Jaws. In the real world great white
sharks are not villains of the water but are truly impressive evolutionary
show that in Australia alone 40-45 great whites are killed every year. (this
is attributed to long lines, nets, and illegal fishing)|
are illegally hunted for a variety of useless purposes. In some Asian regions shark fins, cartilage, teeth, and other parts are used for meaningless
health potions, sexual potency helpers, and other worthless remedies for longevity.|
are usually caught, then their fins are cut off and finally the shark is
thrown back into the water to die.|
white sharks are endangered. Chances of extinction is very great.|
estimate that populations of some species of sharks has dropped by over 80
the largest predatory fish in the world, they have few natural enemies.|
attack's on humans are usually by accident (the shark misreads you for a
seal or other creature)|
then four out of five victims survive a shark attack.|
indicates the territory of the great white shark:
As you can
see the whites are concentrated on the coast of South Africa and Southern
Australia. Sharks occasionally are found off of the coast of California, Cape
Cod, and Japan.
these huge creatures of the sea is like being in heaven. That's why you should
try a diving tour in South Africa or Australia. If you have the courage, try
diving down in a cage and viewing a Great white for yourself. I guarantee it
will be an experience of a lifetime.
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presented are taken from the National Geographic( this page has no affiliation
with National Geographic)
dedicated to providing you with information about these predators. Please enjoy!
need to know more please be
patient, More is on the way!
"saving them is our
greatest obstacle in life"