STRANGE FACTS ABOUT GREAT WHITE SHARKS: childrens science, interesting facts about animal by Tony STRANGE
Interesting facts about great white sharks
Jump to navigation. Carcharodon carcharias , more commonly known as the great white shark, is one of more than shark species and is the largest of all predatory sharks in the ocean today. Adult great white sharks grow to a maximum size of approximately 20 feet in length, weigh up to 6, pounds, and are estimated to live for 30 years. Great whites play a special role in the ocean as a top predator by keeping prey populations such as elephant seals and sea lions in balance. The presence of great white sharks ultimately increases species stability and the diversity of the ocean. Great white sharks have serrated bladelike teeth with the upper jaw containing a row of teeth and their lower jaw teeth. These triangular teeth can reach up to 6.
Brought into the spotlight by the "Jaws" movie series and celebrated by the Discovery Channel's Shark Week, great white sharks are among the better-known types of sharks. They can be identified by their gray skin, white bellies, bullet-shaped bodies and rows of up to serrated, triangular teeth. They grow to be about 15 to 20 feet 4. Though massive, the great white is not the biggest shark. This classification goes to the whale shark, which is not considered a predatory fish. Great whites are found mostly along the coasts of Australia, South Africa, California and the northeastern United States. Great whites are considered social creatures that travel in a group called a school or a shoal.
Many people think of the great white shark as a scary creature. After all, it has those big teeth and it does have a reputation for chomping at humans. However, the things that make the great white shark frightening are also the things that make it amazing. Indeed, the great white shark is one cool animal even though it is partly warm-blooded. It has a mouth big enough to swallow a seal whole. Want to learn more? Below are ten more cool facts about great white sharks.