Great white sharks have many tools with which to protect themselves, such as powerful jaws, unique scales and efficient eyes. The shark has, in fact, evolved to be both a fierce predator and a defensible fortress.
On average, great white sharks grow to be 15 feet long. Females typically reach a length of about 16 feet, while males reach a length of 11 to 13 feet.
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 for shark fin soup.
A 2013 study, detailed by Discovery, explains that great whites have a faster metabolism than previously thought and probably feed every few days. The study indicated that the amount of energy required by a great white was equivalent to eating a seal pup every three days.
Great white sharks are carnivores, meaning that they only eat meat. Food items on a mature great white shark's menu include sea lions, smaller whales, seals, sea turtles and otters, whereas younger sharks hunt smaller fish and rays. Great white sharks also eat carrion and even other sharks.
According to MarineBio, the range of the great white shark extends through the Red Sea as great white sharks are found in all cold temperate and tropical oceans between 60 degrees north and 60 degrees south latitude. Great white sharks are migratory animals and cover thousands of miles each year.
The great white shark's habitat is the ocean, particularly the coastal and cool water areas, reports National Geographic. The great white shark is on the endangered species list despite its prowess in the ocean, because fisherman have accidentally caught several in gill nets and overfishing has made
The Canadian Shark Research Center reports that the largest accurately measured great white shark on record was a 20.3-foot-long female caught off Prince Edward Island in 1983. A great white shark said to have measured 21 feet was caught off Cuba in 1945, but this measurement has been disputed.
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The great white shark is a fierce hunter that lives throughout much of the world's oceans, usually close to the coast. It can grow to be up to 20 feet long and may weigh up to 5,000 pounds. Its swimming speed reaches up to 15 miles per hour.