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Great White Shark: Most Terrifying Predator on the Planet

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Great White Shark documentary. The Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is widely considered to be the most terrifying species on the planet because of its size, ferocity and cunningness as well as being portrayed as the villain in movies such as the 1975 Spielberg classic “Jaws”. This predator is one of the largest of all sharks and can be found in coastal waters of all the major oceans around the world. This shark had previously believed to have a life span of around 30 years, reaching maturity at around 15 years of age but the species is now believed to have the ability to live for around 70 years. 

 

The Great White only has one predator: The killer Whale, so it could be described as being at the top of marine food chair. Its prey mainly consists of anything that crosses it path which is usually fish and sea birds. This species is also ranked first in having the most recorded attacks on humans but they are not typically a part of the diet.

 

Great White Shark Facts:

  1. mature adults can measure more than 26ft in length
  2. life span of up to 70 years
  3. can weigh around 3,324 kg
  4. Scientific name: Carcharodon carcharias
  5. can swim at 35 mph

 

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