The characteristics of the whale shark and the great white shark are indicated and compared.
The whale shark is the largest shark. It is also the largest fish. It is called a whale shark because it is large like a whale and also because it’s feeding habit is similar to that of the whale.
The white shark is also known as the great white shark. It is the largest predatory fish. It is a ferocious predator.
The whale shark can grow up to 12 meters (40 feet).
The white shark can grow up to 5 meters.
The whale shark can weigh up to 15 tons.
The white shark can have a weight of 2500 kilograms.
Whale shark (From Wikipedia)
The white shark (from Wikipedia)
The whale shark can live up to 100 years.
The white shark can live up to 30 years.
The whale shark is a filter feeder like a whale.
The white shark is not a filter feeder.
The whale shark is relatively docile in spite of it size and feeds mainly on plankton.
The white shark preys on a number of animals including large mammals.
The whale shark ignores human beings and is relatively harmless.
The white shark is dangerous and killings of human beings have been recorded. But it does not prefer human beings as prey.