The legendary great white shark is far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. Scientists have determined that their numbers are decreasing rapidly, due to over fishing and accidental catching in gill nets, among other factors, and they are listed as a vulnerable species. Vulnerable classification is when a species is not critically endangered but is facing a high risk of extinction unless the circumstances threatening its survival and reproduction improve.
Great White Shark Fast Facts:
Size: 15′ to more than 20′
Weight: 5,000 lbs or more
Did you know? A great white shark can detect one drop of blood in 25 gallons of water and can sense even tiny amounts of blood in the water up to 3 miles away.