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Great White Shark
(Carcharodon carcharias)
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Description
They have a robust large conical snout, a caudal fin and paired dorsal and pectoral fins. The upper and lower lobes on the tail fin are approximately the same size. They display countershading, having a white underside and a grey dorsal area (sometimes in a brown or blue shade) that gives an overall "mottled" appearance. Great white sharks have rows of serrated teeth behind the main ones, ready to replace any that break off.
Dimensions
Some mature individuals can grow up to 21 ft in length, and get to 7,330 lb in weight.
Diet
The diet of adults consists primarily of seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whale carcasses. One of the most frequent prey animals of great white sharks are elephant seals.
Habitat & Range
They typically inhabit all cold temperate and tropical coastal waters. Great white sharks can be found in coastal waters along central California. They have also been reported in North American coastal waters from Newfoundland to Florida and from Alaska.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS VULNERABLE

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