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Great White Shark

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Great White Shark
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Great White Shark _Designed by Verislav Mudrak ( https://grabcad.com/library/great-white-1 ) _White shark (Carcharodon carcharias), also called great white shark or white pointer, any member of the largest species of the mackerel sharks (Lamnidae) and one of the most powerful and potentially dangerous predatory sharks in the world. Starring as the villain of movies such as Jaws (1975), the white shark is much maligned and publicly feared; however, surprisingly little is understood of its life and behaviour. According to the fossil record, the modern species has been around since roughly 18–12 million years ago, during the middle of the Miocene Epoch, but its ancestors may date back to at least the Eocene Epoch (about 56–34 million years ago). _Early authorities maintained that white sharks are descended from the extinct Carcharocles megalodon, the largest shark in the fossil record, which grew to more than 13.7 metres (45 feet) in length. From tooth marks on fossil bones, C. megalodon is thought to have fed on large whales. In contrast, modern white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) do not exceed 6.4 metres (21 feet) in length and weigh more than 3,300 kg (7,300 pounds). New paleontological evidence, however, suggests that the white shark descends from a line of ancient mako sharks (Isurus [Cosmopolitodus] hastalis), which had more dental characters in common with modern white sharks than with C. megalodon. _White shark populations are frequently centred in highly productive temperate coastal waters (that is, waters characterized by an abundance of fishes and marine mammals), such as off the coasts of the northeastern and western United States, Chile, northern Japan, southern Australia, New Zealand, southern Africa, and the Mediterranean. Some individual white sharks may travel far out to sea or into tropical waters, but field studies show that most return to these temperate feeding areas each year. _Newborn white sharks feed on fishes and other sharks. As they reach adulthood, their prey includes sea turtles, seals, sea lions, porpoises, dolphins, and small whales. Highly adapted predators, their mouths are lined with up to 300 serrated, triangular teeth arranged in several rows, and they have an exceptional sense of smell to detect prey.Prey is usually hunted by ambush, where the shark will attempt to rush the animal by surprise and inflict a sudden and massive fatal bite. Often this initial rush is so strong that the intense impact may send the prey out of the water or will send the shark into the air if it misses the target. The sharks will retire and wait for the prey to quickly die, giving rise to the terms bite and spit or bite and wait for this method of attack. White sharks are also opportunistic scavengers and will feed on the carcasses of whales and basking sharks; however, they are not indiscriminate. _Many researchers maintain that attacks on humans stem from the shark’s curiosity. In contrast, other authorities contend that these attacks may be the result of the shark mistaking humans for its natural prey, such as seals and sea lions. It is also possible that white sharks intend to attack humans where their normal prey may be scarce. _Found in cool, coastal waters throughout the world, there is no reliable data on the great white's population. However, scientists agree that their number are decreasing precipitously due to overfishing and accidental catching in gill nets, among other factors, and they are listed as an endangered species.
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SKU 10000290
Length [mm] 6329.64
Width [mm] 2731.91
Height [mm] 2453.68
Volume [cm³] 2763902.45
Area [cm²] 197615.8
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