Scientific name: Carcharodon carcharias
Mass: 1,500 – 2,400 lbs (Adult)
Conservation status: Vulnerable Encyclopedia of Life
Speed: 25 mph (Maximum, In Short Bursts)
Length: Female: 15 – 21 ft. (Adult), Male: 11 – 13 ft. (Adult)0
There are not many absolutes in shark reproduction other than this: all sharks and their relatives, the rays and skates, practice internal fertilization. Males possess modified pelvic fins called “claspers”, which they are able to insert into the female during copulation and transfer sperm into her reproductive tract
Great white sharks can be found throughout the world's oceans, mostly in cool waters close to the coast.
They have a streamlined shape and powerful tails that propel them through the water at over 60km per hour!
According to a 2014 study the lifespan of great white sharks is estimated to be as long as 70 years
The great white shark is a streamlined swimmer and a ferocious predator with 3,000 teeth present in its jaw at any one time.