What Are Some Interesting Facts About Great White Sharks?

Great White Shark
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Interesting facts about great white sharks include…

  • Great white sharks are predatory fish that have up to 3,000 serrated 3-inch teeth and can measure up to 16 feet in length and weigh around 5,000 lbs.
  • The biggest great white shark ever recorded was 23 feet long and weighed 7,000 lbs.
  • Female great white sharks are bigger than their male counterparts, and baby sharks, which are known as pups, can measure more than 5 feet in length when they are born.

  • Great white sharks eat other sharks, rays and fish, with adults eating larger animals, including small whalers, sea turtles and otters.
  • A great white can be satisfied with a big meal for up to 2 months.