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Great White Shark

The Great White Shark, also known as Carcharodon
carcharias, is one of the best known species of shark. Great White
Sharks are ferocious predators that has been roaming the oceans of
this world for at least 400 million years and have earned the
nickname "Kings of the Ocean". The Great White has adapted
through changes in its' structure, organ systems, environment, and
the animals it eats; no wonder why Great White Sharks outlasted the
dinosaurs and still are around today.
The Great White Shark is a streamlined swimmer and is very
strong. All sharks, rays, and skates share something in common
which is the structure of their bodies, they are all from the class
Chondrichthyes, which means they are all cartilaginous fish. Great
Whites have a torpedo-shaped body, pointed snout, gill slits, and
dorsal and pectoral fins. Great Whites, like other sharks, have no gas
filled swim bladder to keep them up like bony fish do. They must be
swimming constantly or they will sink. Their structure proves that it is
well built and they will probably be around for another 400 million
The environment Great White Sharks live in is mostly in
temperate climates. They are found on the coastlines of California,
Hawaii, South America, South Africa, some of Australia, New
Zealand, Japan, China, and southern Russia. They have been known
to be swimming in depths reaching up to 1280 meters.
"Man- Eaters," no, Great Whites are meat-eaters. They do not it
people , but they do prefer sea lions, seals, fish, otters and sea
turtles. They also eat dead animals that they have found floating in
the water. Great Whites do not chew their food. However, their teeth
rip prey into mouth-sized pieces which are swallowed whole.They
can have up to 3,000 teeth at any one time and each tooth can be up
to three inches in length. A big meal can satisfy a Great White for up

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