b. This shark’s sense of smell is almost unreal. ©2020 Dimensions.com | All rights reserved. A great white shark has been filmed drowning a humpback whale in the first known attack of its kind. But the bloodthirsty image of this magnificent creature is mostly dreamed up in the movies and for television ratings. And get this, they can weigh 2 or even 3 metric tons in weight (that’s over 6,500 pounds)! Great white sharks are... big. Starring as the villain of movies such as Jaws (1975), the white shark is much 41000-50000 (20.6-25 tons) | 18600-22675 kg. but aside for the bite, the great white has speed, weight and sharper teeth which when unleashed on a lightly protected animal like a seal or a shark would be devastating. In the Mediterranean Sea, for example, there have only been 31 confirmed attacks against humans in the last two centuries, most non-fatal. The reproduction of the Great White remains a giant mystery. Great White Sharks by Erin Ryan 1. A pair of orcas were filmed apparently hunting a great white shark off the coast of South Africa. The Great White Shark is one of the largest sharks in the ocean. Great article with great facts. The Great White may have derived from theMegalodon Shark but others believe the Mako Shark was its predecessor. Subscribed! The upper and lower lobes on the tail fin are approximately the same size which is similar to some mackerel sharks. And in general, it is one of the oldest and most adaptable creatures on Earth. A Baby Great white shark measures 5 feet long at the time of its birth. The largest Great White ever measured was over 7 meters long (23 feet). I agree that a great white due to sheer size will win but let’s not forget that tigers have got a stronger bite due to a diet consisting of armored prey such as turtles. Their sensitivity is so great that they can actually sense a half a billionth of 1 volt. A great white displays countershading, by having a white underside and a grey dorsal area (sometimes in a brown or blue shade) that gives an overall mottled appearance. Believe it or not, these sharks have several rows that can hold up to approximately 300 serrated (jagged) teeth in their mouths at one time. The great white shark is ovoviviparous. Measuring up to 6.5 meters (more than 21 feet) is not uncommon. After an initial test bite on a human, sharks almost never return again. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of available information regarding the actual population of these sharks, but it is believed by some scientists that there are less than 10,000 Great White Sharks left in the world. Great White Shark attacks are extremely rare, even when humans are swimming nearby. The great white shark is making a comeback in Mexico thanks to stronger environmental protections. The species is also referred to as the great white, white shark, or white pointer for its notable size. When a Great White attacks a human, it is usually a mistake. So whenever a potential prey is moving, the Great White can pick up on its electric field. That’s one big fish! A great white shark is a food that can be made by cooking a raw great white shark on a fire or cooking range.It requires level 84 Cooking to cook and heals 2100 life points when consumed. // ]]> Copyright © 2020 Welcome To SharkSider.com!. For 3D Downloads of this element, upgrade to a Dimensions Pro Membership. //