Great White Sharks

The great white shark, also known as the white shark, white pointer, or simply great white, is a species of large mackerel shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans. It is notable for its size, with larger female individuals growing to 6.1 m in length and 1,905–2,268 kg in weight at maturity. However, most are smaller; males measure 3.4 to 4.0 m, and females measure 4.6 to 4.9 m on average. According to a 2014 study, the lifespan of great white sharks is estimated to be as long as 70 years or more, well above previous estimates, making it one of the longest lived cartilaginous fishes currently known. According to the same study, male great white sharks take 26 years to reach sexual maturity, while the females take 33 years to be ready to produce offspring. Great white sharks can swim at speeds of 25 km/hr for short bursts and to depths of 1,200 m.

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Great White Sharks Are Being Scared From Their Habitat by Just Two Predators

Two orcas named Port and Starboard have slaughtered at least eight great white sharks near the Gansbaai coast since 2015. Shark carcasses have been found with their bodies torn open and their livers ripped out. This behaviour could be a result of declining prey populations.

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The pair of Orcas deterring Great White Sharks

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