Where Does a Great White Shark Live?


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Great white sharks live in temperate water around the world. They swim in shallow water as well as deep water.

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Great white sharks can grow to be more than 20 feet long and weigh more than 5,000 pounds. As such, they are the largest predatory fish on Earth. They live in almost every ocean in the world and their gray color helps them to blend in with the ocean floor. They are called "great white" sharks due to their white bellies.

Sharks are different from other fish because their skeletons are made of cartilage, not bone. Despite their size, they are remarkably flexible and can swim at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. Great white sharks eat fish, smaller sharks, and marine mammals, including sea lions and elephant seals.

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