Great White Shark
The great white shark is the largest predatory fish on Earth reaching lengths of 20 feet or more and weighing up to 5,000 lbs. It was made famous by Peter Benchley’s novel, “Jaws”, and the 1975 big screen adaptation by Steven Spielberg. In reality, great white sharks don’t set out to make a meal out of humans. Out of the 100+ reported annual shark attacks, just 1/3-1/2 are caused by the great white. Currently they are listed as an endangered due to accidental catching in gill nets and overfishing. In protected waters the penalty for killing a great white shark is a $250,000 fine and up to 6 months in prison. Curious about what these animals like to eat or where they are found? Text 542542 (costs $1.49 plus any standard messaging charges from your carrier).