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  GREAT WHITE SHARK - Enchanted Learning Software
Great white sharks are found near shore along most of the temperate (not very hot and not very cold) coastlines around the world.
Great white sharks reproduce via aplacental viviparity; they give birth to 2-14 fully-formed pups that are up to 5 feet (1.5 m) long.
Great whites are decreasing in numbers and are rare due to years of being hunted by man. They are a protected species along the coasts of California, USA, Australia, and South Africa.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/sharks/species/Greatwhite.shtml   (1019 words)

  
  Great White Shark
The great white shark has long had a reputation as a fiersome 'man-eater' and is probably the most feared of all animals that live in the oceans.
The great white shark is constantly on the move, swimming slowly and continously, beating its tail from side to side.
In temperate seas the great white seems to migrate either northwards or southwards, depending on the hemisphere, as the sea warms in the summer, In winter, when the water is cooler, the shark migrates back again.
www.yptenc.org.uk /docs/factsheets/animal_facts/great_white_shark.html   (1238 words)

  
  Great white shark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Great white sharks live in almost all the cold or temperate waters of the planet, with greater concentrations in the southern coasts of Australia, in South Africa, California, Mexico's Isla Guadalupe and to a degree in the Central Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea.
Great white sharks are known to perform test-biting with buoys, flotsam, and other unfamiliar objects as well, and might grab a human or a surfboard with their mouth (their only tactile organ) in order to determine what kind of object it might be.
Great whites are ovoviviparous, the eggs developing in the female's uterus, hatching there and continuing to develop until they are born, at which point they are perfectly capable predators.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_White_Shark   (2978 words)

  
 Shark Images from Douglas J. Long, UCMP
The white shark is found in temperate waters throughout the world's oceans, and it is an important, though not common, predator in California's coastal habitats.
White sharks are predatory animals that begin life by feeding on fish, rays, and other sharks, and as they grow, switch to feeding on marine mammals and scavenging on large animal carcasses.
White sharks are important predators in the marine ecosystems of the California coast, and the people of California recognize that.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /vertebrates/Doug/shark.html   (1016 words)

  
 Monterey Bay Aquarium: Conservation and Research - White Shark Research Project
Sharks are outfitted with satellite tags that record their movements and the temperature of the water in which they travel.
The white shark tagging is coordinated by the Tuna Research and Conservation Center (TRCC), a partnership between the aquarium and Stanford University.
While the white shark was on exhibit, we were able to talk with nearly a million visitors about the biology of white sharks and the serious conservation issues they face in the wild.
www.mbayaq.org /cr/whiteshark.asp   (1293 words)

  
 Review of the great white shark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
White sharks are scarce at the islands between January and September, but precisely where those seen in Autumn move away to through the remainder of the year is presently unknown.
Many white sharks, both adult and immature, have slash and puncture wounds of superficial nature to the head and dorsum, which are inflicted by the teeth of rivals during brief bouts of intraspecific aggression and competition, especially near food resources but very likely also through courtship or other social interactions.
White sharks attracted in baited situations exhibit curious behaviours, such as inverted surface-swimming with the mouth agape and gape-displays on the approach to shark cages, divers and so-on, at least some of it being thwart-induced (see Strong, 1996) or displacement behaviour, in a generic sense, as well as int.
www.zoo.co.uk /~z9015043/gws_conserv.html   (9885 words)

  
 SDNHM: Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
When people think of sharks, the image of the great white is what often comes to mind.
However, great whites are not very common in the waters off San Diego and northern Baja California.
The great white shark is also called the white pointer and white death.
www.sdnhm.org /kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/white.html   (146 words)

  
 Largest Ocean Carnivore
Great white sharks are an enigma, as scientists are still trying to unravel the mysterious lifestyle of these denizens of the deep.
It is widely held among shark experts that the great whites take a long time to reach the fearsome proportions of record and that over fishing of these incredible creatures has led to a rapid decline in their numbers.
Lack of great white sharks to control the sea lion population may be one of the contributing factors to the declining salmon populations along the coast of California and Oregon.
www.extremescience.com /GreatWhiteShark.htm   (849 words)

  
 SharkFriends Great White Shark Page
White sharks are ovoviviparous, which means that the eggs hatch and the babies develop inside the female's body but there is no placenta to nourish the pups.
White sharks begin life by feeding on fish, rays, and other sharks, and as they grow, then switch to feeding on marine mammals and scavenging on large animal carcasses.
Great whites usually kill and eat sick and weak animals so in their attempt to eat and stay alive they are helping the natural chain of other animals to become stronger.
www.sharkfriends.com /greatwhite.html   (641 words)

  
 Great white shark
The rumors are of course exaggerated, and as with most other sharks very little is known about the biology of the great white shark.
The great white shark is also known as white shark or white pointer, and is a member of the mackerel sharks, Lamnidae.
Because of its size and ability to swim well the great white shark is a formidable hunter with a broad spectra of prays.
www.sharkology.com /white.html   (243 words)

  
 Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) - Marine Species Conservation
The Great White Shark is widely distributed throughout temperate and sub-tropical regions in the northern and southern hemispheres.
In Australian waters the Great White Shark's range extends primarily from southern Queensland, around the southern coastline and to the North West Cape in Western Australia.
Despite a general scarcity of data on the Great White Shark's population size, there appears to be an overall, long-term decline in abundance of Great White Sharks in Australian waters.
www.environment.gov.au /coasts/species/sharks/greatwhite/index.html   (536 words)

  
 EnviroFacts: Great White Shark
The great white is chiefly a continental, near-shore fish of the world’s temperate seas.
Scientists note that the known distribution of small great whites (two years old or less) and growth estimates suggest the young may be geographically restricted to areas of narrow temperature fluctuations until the supposed water temperature tolerance develops.
Even if great whites are simply part of the natural world and are not malicious, precautions need to be taken while in their world, just as wildlife tourists in our game parks take precautions against attack by predators such as lions.
sacoast.uwc.ac.za /education/resources/envirofacts/greatwhite.htm   (3942 words)

  
 Great White Shark
This is the scenario we have attempted to reconstruct in this case, with the hope of luring a white shark to reveal itself to the camera.
A new, very specific rapid test, which only picks up material from white sharks, is able to prove almost error-free, if there are any parts or remains of white sharks in a sample, which would constitute an infringement of the prohibition.
Sharks play an important role in the ecosystem of the sea and they have always fascinated me. I have been responsible for extensive underwater work in many large harbour construction projects all over the world, usually under conditions of poor underwater visibility.
www.states-of-art.com /Portfolios/Great_White_Shark/great_white_shark.html   (940 words)

  
 Great White Shark Cage Diving
Once the shark settles down the cage is put down the first four cagers come to the platform and prepare to go in the cage.
The bait line is drawn in slowly towards the cage, followed of course by the Great White - and emotional and heart-stopping experience.
Topside viewing is exciting for the non-diver and as the shark works very close to the surface you will have plenty of opportunity to take some action shots.
www.sharkafrica.co.za   (598 words)

  
 The Great white shark - information and facts
Great White Sharks are a very large species of shark.
The growth of The Great White shark is about 25-30 cm per year.
Great White Sharks live in all coastal temperate waters, and have been known to occasionally make dives into the deep water of open oceans.
www.indianchild.com /great_white_shark.htm   (323 words)

  
 Great White Shark Photos, Carcharodon carcharias, Phillip Colla Natural History Photography
The great white sharks depicted in these photos were encountered at Guadalupe Island, Mexico, although recent scientific evidence suggests that the Isla Guadalupe white sharks roam north through California waters and, perhaps, as far west as the Hawaiian Islands.
Much contemporary scientific study focuses on the shark -- pinniped relationship, however the importance of this interaction may be overstated simply because the study of white sharks near land-based pinniped rookeries is considerably easier than the study of other white shark predation modes.
This shark bears a large scar just behind its right pectoral fin, which could be the result of entanglement in fishing gear or may be been acquired during a courtship or territorial dispute with another shark.
www.oceanlight.com /html/great_white_shark.html   (946 words)

  
 Great white shark - Carcharodon carcharias: More Information - ARKive
Great white sharks are found throughout the world's oceans mostly on temperate and sometimes warm waters but occasionally on cold environments (3).
Great white sharks are particularly slow-growing, late maturing and long-lived, with a small litter size and low reproductive capacity (8).
Great whites, unlike most other fish, are able to maintain their body temperature higher than that of the surrounding water using a heat exchange system in their blood vessels (11).
www.arkive.org /species/GES/fish/Carcharodon_carcharias/more_info.html   (1324 words)

  
 White Shark Information
Tagging white sharks with special satellite tags is another method which enables scientists to determine the range and movements of the big beasts, whether there’s just one population or multiple populations moving up and down the coast, and just how free-roaming they are.
Shark attacks are often believed to be cases of mistaken identity, with surfing or swimming humans mistaken for seals or sea lions.
White sharks initially use vision to find their prey, but then switch to a special organ located in their snouts that senses electrical pulses from the body, such as those generated by muscle movement or a beating heart.
www.dfg.ca.gov /mrd/whiteshark.html   (2541 words)

  
 Great White Shark tracked transoceanic for 19300 kms
An additional 24 white sharks were tagged with similar tags and seven more with real-time satellite tags during this study, with Bonfil and his team often having to wrestle the dangerous sharks while on a cradle in order to fix the satellite transmitters to their dorsal fins.
Reaching some six-and-a-half meters in length (21 feet), the great white shark is a member of the mackerel shark family, an assemblage of sharks that include the mako and the porbeagle.
Traditionally, the great white was considered by the scientific community to be the most aggressive and dangerous of all shark species However, field studies have revealed that the great white shark is rarely a man-eater.
www.globalsurfnews.com /news.asp?Id_news=18629   (938 words)

  
 White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias
It is believed that a White Shark of 5 m to 6 m in length is likely to be 15 to 25 years old.
However, the technique of aging sharks by examining growth rings in their vertebrae, is yet to be confirmed as accurate for this species.
White Sharks encountered by people are usually immature, measuring between 3 m to 4 m in length.
www.austmus.gov.au /fishes/fishfacts/fish/ccarchar.htm   (558 words)

  
 ANIMAL BYTES - Great White Shark
Although it is not the largest of all sharks, the great white is the largest predatory shark.
Great whites are often caught intentionally by fishermen, or incidentally as bycatch.
Great White Sharks: The Biology of Charcharodon Charcharias.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/chondrichthyes/selachii/lamniformes/great-white-shark.htm   (345 words)

  
 Brief Overview of the Great White Shark
The Great White Shark is one of the sea's paramount predators and a creature of deep fascination to many people.
The Great White is among the most widely distributed of sharks, owing - in part - to its ability to maintain its body temperature up to 27°F (15°C) warmer than the surrounding seawater.
Typically, a Great White stalks such prey from near the rocky bottom - where, from above, its fl back is almost invisible against the dark substrate - and attacks in a sudden vertical rush, often leaping from the water in a spectacular explosion of spray and blood.
www.elasmo-research.org /education/white_shark/overview.htm   (1097 words)

  
 Great white shark, great white sharks, great white shark diving, pictures of great white sharks. This is our fourth ...
This is our fourth trip to dive with great white sharks in the crystal clear waters that surround Guadalupe Island and each year...the action just gets wilder, the sharks get bigger and the experience is beyond amazing.
This is our fourth seasonal trip to dive with great white sharks in the crystal clear waters that surround Guadalupe Island.
We had 7 different great white sharks visit us in 2003, 11 in 2004, and 12 different great white sharks in 2005.
www.sharkdivermag.com /greatwhiteshark.html   (185 words)

  
 Shark-Bite.com - Surfing with the Great White Shark by Kenny Doudt
Great white sharks average 15 feet in length and can swim 40 miles per hour easily overtaking any prey it targets.
Great white sharks attack without warning with deadly efficiency and result.
If a great white shark attacks a human it is virtually impossible to defend against it.
www.shark-bite.com   (231 words)

  
 Great White Shark Diving South Africa
White Shark Ecoventures invites you cage diving with great white sharks in the aptly named "Shark Alley", near the fishing village of Gansbaai, South Africa.
Sharks are quite possibly the world's most feared animals.
From the smallest sand shark to the enormous whale shark, they are sleek, muscled, and some are almost as agile as a dolphin.
www.white-shark-diving.com   (257 words)

  
 Great White Shark Diving South Africa | Shark Cage Diving Tours
Having struck with awesome power, it falls backwards, using the forces of gravity and its incredibly powerful body to move away from the boat and descends into the depths of the ocean, its elegant torpedo-shaped body leaving not even a ripple on the surface.
Great whites can smell the chum (crushed sardines) slick from a considerable distance.
The shark, being an inquisitive beast, often comes right up to the boat, bringing its head far enough out of the water that you can touch it.
www.sharkcagediving.co.za   (376 words)

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