The White Shark

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The white shark is the largest extant carnivorous fish in the world. It grows to a recorded maximum length of about 6 to 7 m (~21 ft), posesses a sleek, muscular body headed by formidable jaws and teeth, and lives a complex life we are just beginning to understand. It is a magnificent and efficient predator. The links below will take you into the realm of the white shark, from feeding strategies and predatory behaviour to reproduction and general biology.

NOTE: The links to white shark predatory behaviour are currently disabled, as I am in the process of updating them. Please be patient!

The predatory behaviour of the white shark is one of more interesting topics about the animal, and I have created this page to introduce you to it.

Still not sure about the basic facts about the great white shark?

Malcolm Francis, a scientist at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand, explains what is known of white shark reproduction. Article from Shark News, published by the IUCN shark specialist group.

The white shark and its close relatives have a physiology quite unlike other sharks. Find out why.

Where do they live?: Distribution of the white shark.NEW!

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