The great white shark is the largest predatory fish known to man. It doesn’t chew its food despite having 300 teeth. Sharks consume their prey whole after tearing it into pieces the size of their mouths. The shark can travel effectively for extended periods of time thanks to its hefty, torpedo-shaped body, and then abruptly convert to high-speed spurts in pursuit of prey, occasionally jumping out of the water.
White shark communities are commonly concentrated in highly productive temperate coastal waters, which are defined as having a large number of fish and marine mammals. Examples of these waters include those off the coasts of the northeastern and western United States, Chile, southern Australia, and New Zealand.
Although some white sharks may venture into tropical or far-off waters on their own, field research reveals that the majority of them return to these moderate feeding grounds every year. Sharks come in a variety of species, with sizes ranging from smaller than a person’s hand to larger than a bus.
The whale shark, which can grow to a length of 46 feet is the largest shark. The average length of a female great white shark is 15 to 21 feet, whereas a male measures 11 to 13 feet. A normal Great White Shark weighs between 1500 and 2400 pounds and lives for 30 to 70 years.
A Close Encounter
The people in the Youtube Short claim that they believe the giant shark they encounter is 30 feet long! If they’re right, they’ve just met the longest great white in the world. So far, research shows a famous white shark called Deep Blue as holding the title for the largest great white.
20 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 2.5 tons in weight is Deep Blue. Although Deep Blue had been the subject of rumors since the 1990s, it wasn’t until 2014 that researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla managed to capture footage of her during a segment of Shark Week off the coast of Guadalupe Island in Mexico. In 2015, Padilla uploaded a video of her to Facebook, and it quickly became popular.
No matter what shark these ocean-goers came across, there’s no denying that it was huge! As the video starts, you can’t even tell there’s a shark in the water. It gets so close to the surface that its fin comes above water temporarily. It’s safe to say this great white is hungry and thankfully didn’t snack on any humans that day!
What would you do if you came this close to one of the world’s greatest apex predators? Take a look at the Youtube Short below and other close-calls with these ocean mammoths below!
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