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  • Profile picture of Paul Merviel who took this action.

    Paul Merviel commented on "Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    Ok, I've had just about had enough of people who call this the "Great White Shark". Extremely negative connotations have been attached to this name, let alone "Man-Eater Shark" or "White Death". Over the past decade, sharks were responsible for an average of 75 attacks around the world and fewer than 5 fatalities per year. Yet, humans have hunted them for fin soup and targeted eradication programs at a rate faster than their rate of reproduction. They are being exterminated for absolutely no reason. This is scandalous, and it should not last. One way to stop this happening is to simply change the common name of Carcharodon carcharias to "White Shark". Someone please do this, and we'll be a step closer to saving the fate of Carcharodon carcharias, and most other sharks for that reason.

    10 months ago

  • Profile picture of Marcelo Carrion who took this action.

    Marcelo Carrion added the Brazilian Portuguese common name "Tubarão-branco" to "Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)".

    over 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Ágoston Deák who took this action.

    Ágoston Deák added the Hungarian common name "Nagy fehércápa" to "Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)".

    almost 5 years ago

  • Profile picture of Ágoston Deák who took this action.

    Ágoston Deák removed a common name in an unknown language from "Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)".

    almost 5 years ago

  • Profile picture of Ágoston Deák who took this action.

    Ágoston Deák added an unknown common name in an unknown language to "Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)".

    almost 5 years ago

  • Profile picture of Bob Corrigan who took this action.

    Bob Corrigan commented on "Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    Fact sheet from the Australian State of New South Wales (link).

    almost 5 years ago

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    Bob Corrigan commented on "Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    @Jeremy Frimond: Jeremy, were you able to make the changes you suggested to this taxon page, or would you like some help?

    almost 5 years ago

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    Jeremy Frimond commented on "Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    Charcharodon carcharias is not by nature a social animal however at large feeding events that can support multiple animals a social hierarchy may form. The excerpt from Dr. Ebert’s book below describes in more depth the extent of their social behavior: “Charcharodon carcharias may occur either singly or in groups particularly in feeding aggregations around whale carcasses where nine or more individuals have been observed at a time. A social hierarchy sometimes prevails when feeding on a large whale carcass, with the largest sharks feeding first followed in order of size by other sharks.” Shark Rays and Chimeras of California, David A. Ebert PhD , 2003 Page 115

    about 5 years ago

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    Jeremy Frimond commented on "Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    I disagree that Charcharodon carcharias (Cc) is considered a social animal. I have noticed there are two citations behind this staement however I cannot find the corresponding links. Any help?

    about 5 years ago