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.