Great White shark by:Craig Gunter

SCIENTIFIC NAME the scientific name of a great white is Carcharodon carcharias
Range- the great white lives in any ocean with salt water
DIET- Great whites eat any thing in the water including other great whites-examples- seals,killer whales, and dolphins.
physical description-The great white shark averages 4.5 m (15 ft.) in length, but some have been recorded as large as 6 m (20 ft.) long! They generally weigh up to 2250 kg (5000 lb.). Great white sharks are blue-gray on the dorsal, or top, part of their bodies. This helps them blend in with the bottom of the ocean when viewed from above. The belly, or ventral, part of the body, is white. This makes it difficult to see the sharks from below, with sunlight shining in around them. They have strong, torpedo-shaped bodies and powerful tails that help them swim. Great whites can reach speeds up to 24 km/hr (15 mph).hy
Special behavior-Some shark species, like the great white shark, attack and surprise their prey, usually seals and sea lions, from below. Species that dwell on the ocean floor have developed the ability to bottom-feed. Others attack schooling fish in a feeding frenzy, while large sharks like the whale and basking sharks filter feed by swimming through the ocean with their mouths open wide, filtering large quantities of plankton and krill
weird but interesting info-Sharks predate the dinosaurs by 200 million years. The largest known species of shark, C. megalodon, might have reached a maximum length of 67 feet

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Created with images by Elias Levy - "Great White Shark" • Elias Levy - "Great White Shark" • jalbertbowdenii - "Great White Shark at Rudee's Inlet" • Three-shots - "shark sea ocean" • tarotastic - "Sun Dapples"

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