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An adult great white shark reaches an average of 15 feet in length. However, several great whites exceeding 20 feet and 5,000 pounds have been recorded, making the species the largest predatory fish on the planet. More »

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Great white sharks are found in cool and temperate waters around major oceans throughout the world. These partially warm-blooded predators are rarely spotted in tropical waters because they may overheat. More »

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Humans are the greatest enemies of great white sharks. Great white sharks are among the millions of sharks that each year get tangled in fishing nets, discarded by fishing vessels as bycatch or have their fins cut off fo... More »

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Newborn shark sizes vary by shark species; for example, a newborn great white is typically about 4 feet long, while blacktip reef shark newborns are considerably smaller, usually more than 20 inches in length. Whale shar... More »

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The largest species of shark is the whale shark, which averages about 40,000 pounds in weight and between 18 and 32 feet in length. The largest such shark ever recorded weighed approximately 47,000 pounds and measured al... More »

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The world's largest predator in the fish genus, the great white shark averages 15 feet in length but can reach lengths of 20 feet and weights of more than 5,000 pounds. Some reports have indicated the great white can gro... More »

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