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Great White Shark Facts


- The biggest great white shark on record was 23 feet (7 m) long.

- The great white shark has 3,000 teeth at any one time. A white shark may grow and use over 20,000 teeth in its lifetime.

- Most great white attacks are not fatal.

- White sharks cannot swim backwards but they can jump out of the water.

- No one knows the life span of the great white shark.

- Great whites do not chew their food.

- Although it is not the largest shark, the great white is the largest predatory shark.

- White sharks must swim constantly or they will sink. They have no gas filled swim bladder to keep them afloat like all bony fish do.

- The white shark can poke its head up out of the water.