The Great White Shark

This article is about some general stuff about the great white shark.

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The white shark or great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is the largest predator in the world and the only living species of the genus Carcharodon.
The white shark is like all the shark cartilage fish. It is one of the largest species. Only the whale shark (13 meters), the basking shark (10 meters) and the Greenland shark (7 meters) will be longer. The white shark lives mainly in cold and more temperate seas and in all major oceans, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
In Europe, the shark into the Adriatic Sea, Bay of Biscay (also along the French coast to the tip of Brittany) and the Mediterranean (especially since around Italy, the French Languedoc coast and around the greater islands). The habitat is usually limited to the coast, between the surface and a depth of 1000 meters. Some scientists [citation needed] suggests that nowadays various sea creatures, including some big sharks like the white shark, under the influence of climate change, associated gulfstream change and overfishing in their current main habitats habitats are expanding, including to the north. There have been people over the years a number of alleged sightings of the white shark in the North Sea. However, in most cases it was a different shark species was mistaken for the white shark, usually mako shark or mackerel, which look very similar to the white shark, but smaller and also behaves differently.
The white shark is very rare and generally knows how to keep well hidden. Thanks to this latter type is so successful. He hunts by sudden, from nowhere, for prey to swim. This can be difficult to study the species in its natural environment. The shark in captivity of the results in certain death of the shark, though usually within two weeks. By the abundant hunting and sport fishing for this shark, the species is on the red list of IUCN as vulnerable.

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  1. Richard Smith Says...

    On July 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    An interesting read. Thankyou.


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