Image: White Shark Illustration

White Shark Illustration

White Sharks live in temperate coastal areas, normally over the continental shelf. They have been found at depths down to 1280 m.

Creator:
Andrew Howells
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© Australian Museum

Notes

White Sharks live in temperate coastal areas, normally over the continental shelf. They have been found at depths down to 1280 m.

White Sharks eat bony fishes, octopuses, squids, other sharks, sea birds, sea turtles, seals, dolphins and animal remains.

White Sharks' teeth are large, serrated and triangular.

White Sharks catch their food by surprising their prey from behind and below. They attack at high speed and occasionally jump clear of the water. They often eat their prey whole.

White Sharks can grow up to 6 m long.

White Sharks give birth to about 10 live young, but little is known about their reproductive biology.

White Sharks are dangerous, but humans are not their usual prey.

At the moment a White Shark bites its eyes roll back in their sockets to reduce risk of injury from claws and teeth.

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