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The Great White Shark or Carcharodon carcharias, also known as the great white, white shark or “white pointer”, is a species of large mackerel shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.
The great white shark is notable for its size, with larger female individuals growing to 20 feet in length and 4,200–5,000 lbs. in weight at maturity. However, most are smaller; males measure 11 to 13 feet, and females measure 15 to 16 feet on average.
According to a 2014 study, the lifespan of great white sharks is estimated to be as long as 70 years or more, making it one of the longest lived cartilaginous fish currently known. Great white sharks can swim at speeds of over 35 mph. and can swim to depths of 3,900 feet.
The Great white shark has no known natural predators other than, on very rare occasions, the killer whale. The great white shark is arguably the world’s largest known extant macropredatory fish, and is one of the primary predators of marine mammals.
It is also known to prey upon a variety of other marine animals, including fish and seabirds. It is the only known surviving species of its genus Carcharodon, and is responsible for more recorded human bite incidents than any other shark.
The species faces numerous ecological challenges which has resulted in international protection. The IUCN lists the great white shark as a vulnerable species. It is also protected by several national governments such as Australia (as of 2018).
Great white sharks live in almost all coastal and offshore waters which have water temperature between 54 and 75 °F, with greater concentrations in the United States (Northeast and California), South Africa, Japan, Oceania, Chile, and the Mediterranean including Sea of Marmara and Bosphorus.
One of the densest known populations is found around Dyer Island, South Africa.
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