Camouflaged by its white underside and gray backside, great white sharks are at an advantage when hunting.
This deep-sea predator, which can grow to be twenty-seven feet long (THIS ONE IS ALMOST 8 INCHES) and weigh over two tons (THIS ONE IS LESS THAN A POUND), loves to eat fish, seals, octopus, and sea turtles. Female great white sharks are generally larger than the males.
As the biggest hunting sharks, they are also among the fastest fish in the sea, reaching speed of twenty miles per hour with their perfectly streamlined body. When catching prey, these sharks are precise and grab their meal with fifty triangle-shaped teeth.
In a single bite, these sharks can swallow thirty one pounds of food. After dull, old teeth, razor-sharp teeth come in as replacements.
Sometimes solitary, great white sharks have been known to travel over forty miles in one day and live to be over forty years old.
Why Our Experts Love It
Sharks have so many interesting facts!
Here are a few about this guy (or girl, we're not sure):
- This one is hand-painted.
- From Schleich, which means the quality is second to none.
- Almost 8 inches in length and super sturdy.
- This is a great tool to start teaching your children about sea life!
Don't worry, this guy doesn't bite.