Great White Shark Grins For The Camera Flaunting Its Sharp Teeth

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Published: November 17, 2017

White sharks are in serious danger of becoming extinct. Scientist reckon that there are as little as 350 white sharks left on the South African coast line due to shark nets, drum lines, illegal fishing and most importantly fins for the Asian delicacy, Shark fin soup!

This incredible footage of a great white shark baring rows of big, serrated teeth off the coast of Gansbaai will sure give you the fright! However, this video doesn’t imply any negative aspects of white sharks but is rather intended to show the pure awesomeness of this amazing apex predator and no one was in danger while this video was filmed.

The fearsome image of these elusive predator as mindless killing machines has been altered due to scientific research. Most of the great white shark attacks on humans are not fatal, and new research finds that great whites are actually naturally curious and are 'sample biting' and quickly releasing their victims rather than preying on humans.

Great whites are the largest predatory fish on Earth. They grow to an average of 15 feet in length, weighing up to 5,000 pounds. Their lifespan is estimated to 70 years or more, making it one of the longest lived cartilaginous fish currently known. According to the same study, male great white sharks take 26 years to reach sexual maturity, while the females take 33 years to be ready to produce offspring.

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