Great White Shark

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Great White Shark

Watch Out For The Great White SharkThe Great White Shark has been shown on the movie JAWS as being a man eater. I'm going to tell you some true facts about the "Great White Shark".The Great White Shark is born by ovoviviparous which means the eggs hatch inside their mother and they eat yolk and after 11 months they are born live. They can swim right after they are born. The baby sharks are called pups. The mother has 2 to 12 pups. They look the same as an adult but are about 5 feet long. They keep getting bigger and stronger until they turn into an adult.The adult shark looks like a torpedo shape. It has a slate gray underbelly. They are 11 1/2 to 21 feet long. They weigh from 1,500 lbs.to 7,328 lbs. They have a dorsal fin on top, 2 petoral fins on each side, and a caudal fin on thier their tail. They swim with thier powerful tails, up to 25 m.p.h. They have no bones, just cartilage. They live in all the major oceans. They can change thier body temerature to be warmer than the water around them. They have a strong sense of smell.The Great White Shark likes to eat fish, other sharks, rays, sealions, seals, tuna, dolphins, porpoises, whales, sea turtles, sea otters, sea birds and other Great Whites. They love fat. They do not prefer humans to eat but they attack them. Some think it is "sample biting".They get thier food by sensing movement of thier prey. They attack by a fast surprise from below, so fast that they come out of the water at speeds of 25 mph. They bite thier prey using 7 rows of 300 serrated, triangular teeth and shake the prey side to side which saws large pieces of flesh. Sometimes they drag thier prey below the surface until they stop moving. They also have a strong sense of smell which helps them find prey. Thier color helps them to camoflauge them.The Conservation Status of the Great White Shark as February 2013 is vulnerable which means it is threatened. They are protected by conservation laws. Some areas use fines and prison.One predator of the Great White Shark is a Orca (or killerwhale), that is a toothed whale that hunts in groups. They kill them by tonic immobility, which means holding them upside down which causes them to be helpless. They also hit them with thier tail fluke. Another predator is the fisher man who uses thier fins for soup, thier jaws for trophies, and some are caught in thier nets. Also man has destroyed the near-shore habitats where the pups are born and raised.In closing, The Great White Shark is not a man-eater but a man-taster.

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