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Great White Shark Information


The white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is also known as the great white shark.

This predator is solitary and can grow up to 6.6 meters in length. It is a streamlined swimmer, and has a torpedo-shaped body with a pointed snout. White sharks have three main fins: the dorsal (on back) and two pectoral fins (on the sides). When the white shark is near the surface, its dorsal fin and part of the tail are visible above the water. It is important to know that only the underbelly of the great white shark is white; its top surface is gray to blue gray.

White sharks are most frequently sighted off the coasts of the United States, Australia, and South Africa.






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