(Carcharodon carcharias), is a species of large lamniform shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all major oceans. The Great White is mainly known for its size with mature individuals growing in excess of 20 ft in length. Lifespan is estimated to be as long as 70 years or more, making it one of the longest lived cartilaginous fish currently known. They can accelerate to speeds that exceed 35 mph. With no natural predators other than the Orca, it is arguably the world’s largest known extant macropredatory fish, and is one of the primary predators of marine mammals. To more successfully hunt fast and agile prey such as sea lions, the Great White has adapted to maintain a body temperature warmer than the surrounding water. They can detect the electromagnetic field emitted by the movement of living animals, when a living creature moves, it generates an electrical field and Great Whites are so sensitive they can detect half a billionth of a volt. Even heart beats emit a very faint electrical pulse. If it is close enough, the shark can detect even that faint electrical pulse. They have been tracked traveling for thousands of miles, and diving to depths up to 3,000 ft. The reasons for their migration is still unknown but possibilities include seasonal feeding or mating. Almost nothing is known about the reproduction of Great Whites. Great White sharks do not survive in captivity.A Review of Shark Agonistic Displays: Comparison of display features and implications for shark–human interactions. Credit: Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology. By R. Aidan Martin. Please ask our onboard Marine Biologist for complete details of this research.Agnostic Behavior ChartShark IllustrationShark Teeth Diagram
SHARKS TEETH JEWELRY WARNING!
PLEASE do not buy sharks teeth jewelry made from shiny white sharks teeth! Many sharks are illegally harvested for their jaws & teeth and you will know a tooth is “new” if it is shiny white. A black, brown or tan colored tooth is “fossilized” meaning it was found, rather than harvested. Only purchase darker colored shark teeth jewelry! Thank you, From the Sharks!