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 »

The scientific name of the great white shark is Carcharodon carcharias, of which it is the only living member in its genus. The great white belongs to the family Lamnidae, or mackerel sharks. Mackerel sharks are characte... More »

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The great white shark is endangered from years of being hunted by people for its fins and teeth. Great white sharks also get overhunted as trophies in sport fishing, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Another danger i... More »

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

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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. More »

Great white sharks have a lifespan of 30 to over 100 years. At the very beginning, two to 12 baby sharks, or pups, grow inside their mother for a full year before she gives birth. Great whites can be found in all major o... More »

Great white sharks move by swimming. These powerful predators attain top speeds of over 15 MPH, but are only able to sustain such speeds for brief bursts. Great whites swim constantly because they rely on a breathing tec... More »