How long does a great white shark live?


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Great white sharks have a lifespan of 30 to over 100 years. Great whites can be found in all major oceans and are well known for their large size. Some reach lengths of over 20 feet.

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How long does a great white shark live?
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Great white sharks range in color from pale to dark gray, though they all have a white belly. It's from this white belly that their name is derived.

Great whites hunt their prey visually. Accelerating quickly to the surface, they ram their prey and stun it while taking a large bite. Once the prey is stunned and injured, the shark can return to feed on the carcass.

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