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Great White Shark Reproduction

This Great White Shark is ovoviviparous. Females give birth to 4 to 14 live pups. Shark pups can be over 5 feet (1.5 m) long at birth. They swim away from the mother immediately after birth, and there is no maternal care-giving.

White sharks reach sexual maturity at 10 to 12 years of age. The females only reproduce twice in her whole life.

In the fall, white shark females migrate to warmer waters (southern California for example) to give birth.