Great White Shark

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Great White Shark

Christopher Walters

The Lion of the Sea that attacks its preys: not by what it sees but what it smells. We know this Lion as the great white shark. The white shark is terrifying and most dangerous living mammal in the sea, also known as Carcharodon carcharias, great white, white-pointer, man-eater, and the Lion of the Sea. The apex predator of the sea: known as the great white shark is an important ecological role in the ocean. Sharks in general are not like fishes and no have internal bone. Sharks have a cartilaginous skeleton.

The great white shark biology average is 15 feet (4.6 meters) in length, which can exceed 20 feet (6 meters). The great white shark weights 5000 lbs (2,268 kg) or more and is a streamline swimmer (National Geographic, 1996-2010). Females are larger then the male great white sharks. The great white shark has a cone shape nose, black eyes, and a torpedo-shape body. The lion of the sea has a powerful tail; called the caudal fin: to swim through the water at the speeds of up to 15 miles (15 kilometers) per hour. The great white shark mouth has 300 serrated; triangular teeth in several row. The great white shark has an exceptional sense of smell to find their prey; their organs can also sense electromagnetic fields created by animals and humans. The great white shark primary sense is smell and the other senses are not important to it. The white shark may as well consider this shark blind. The great white-pointer can scent a plummet of blood in 26 gallon of water (National Geographic, 1996-2010).

The infant great white shark only eats rays, fish, and sharks its size. The mature white sharks eat the larger animals, like sea lions, belugas, seals, otters, walruses, and sea turtles. The great white shark also eat dead carcass at the bottom of the ocean like whale sharks or whales because it is rich in fat. The great white shark has so many teeth: the great white sharks do not chew their food....
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