The white shark, who has appeared as the villain in films such as Jaws
The white shark, commonly known as the great white shark or white pointer, is any member of the largest living species of mackerel sharks and one of the most potent and dangerous predatory sharks in the world.
The white shark, who has appeared as the villain in films such as Jaws (1975), is widely reviled and feared by the public. However, surprisingly little is known about its life and behavior.
White shark populations are frequently concentrated in highly productive temperate coastal waters (those with an abundance of fish and marine mammals), such as those off the coasts of the northeastern and western United States, Chile, northern Japan, southern Australia, New Zealand, southern Africa, and the Mediterranean.
Individual white sharks may move far out to sea or into tropical seas, but field surveys reveal that most return to these temperate feeding sites yearly. White sharks are massive, heavy fish with the body of a blunt torpedo.
They feature a conical head with a sharp point, huge pectoral and dorsal fins, and a robust crescent-shaped tail. Only the white shark’s belly is whitish.
They have a conflicting pattern of dark blue, grey, or brown. on the back and sides, they are incredible hunters, armed with powerful muscles, sharp eyesight, and a great sense of smell.
Their vast jaws are also furnished with large, highly pointed, coarsely serrated teeth. Each tooth is meant to cut flesh and is capable of puncturing and shattering bone.
The largest fully matured white sharks are about 6.4 meters (21 feet) long. Most weigh between 680 and 1,800 kg (1,500 and 4,000 pounds), but some have weighed more than 2,270 kg (approximately 5,000 pounds).