Facts about great white sharks

A great white shark is well known for its size – it is known that the largest species of the species have reached or even exceeded 6 meters in length and weighed up to 2,268 kg.

Sexual maturity of the white shark reaches at the age of 15 years, and the average life expectancy of sharks is 30 years.

The largest specimens of white sharks are: a 6.9 m long shark caught in the southern Australian waters near Port Fairy in the 1870s, and a 7.3-meter shark caught in a herring trap near a dam in New Brunswick, Canada in the 1930s. Reports of the capture of copies of a length of 7.5 meters were common, but the above dimensions remained record.

The first scientific name, Squalus carcharias, gave the white shark Carl Linnaeus in 1758.

Great white sharks live practically in all coastal waters, where the temperature varies from 12 to 24 ° C.

Large populations are found off the coast of the United States, South Africa, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and the Mediterranean Sea.

On seals, a white shark first attacks horizontally, like fish, but then changes its habit and attacks from below, so that the prey does not notice it until the last.

Studies have shown that white sharks perform not only regular movements along the coasts, but also transoceanic transitions, returning to the same places. Both females and males migrate.