Great White's scientific name is Carcharodon carcharias
The Great White reaches maturity about 9 years after it's
birth. The growth of The Great White shark is about 25-30
cm per year. The
White Shark has litters of about 7-9 pups. The females only
reproduce twice in her whole life.
Most shark attacks occur within 100 feet of the shoreline,
although it is not uncommon for a shark to attack in the
open sea. Some sharks even follow the boats out to the sea.
Sailors consider the sharks to be a bad omen, and sometimes
they would throw one of their own men overboard to please
the sharks! The people that are at the highest risk for
a brutal attack by these sharks are shipwrecked men, who
are just floating in the sea. The most common incident with
shark attacks is on the USS Indianapolis. 500 people died
either from the shipwreck, or from fierce shark attacks.
The record for the largest Great White shark was set by
Alf Dean. He caught his record breaking shark in Australia.
The size of the shark was 2,664 pounds, and he was using
a 130 pound line. The exact spot of his catch was in Ceduna,
Australia. It was caught on April 1, 1959.