Recorded at 1280 meters.
Habitat: pelagic. Great white shark. (Linnaeus, 1758) A huge, spindle shaped shark with small conspicuous black eyes; a blunt, conical snout and large, triangular, saw-edged teeth. Colour lead-grey to brown or black above, lighter on sides and abruptly white below; black spot at rear pectoral fin base. Attains up to 7,1 metres TL. A swift, active, powerful shark that can leap out of the water. Eats bony fish, sharks, rays, seals, dolphins and porpoises, sea birds, carrion, squid, octopus and crabs. Bears 7 to 9 young. Found in all temperate and tropical seas from the surface down to 1280 metres. A potentially very dangerous species that infrequently attacks swimmers, divers, surfers and boats; frequently investigates divers and boats without attacking. An endangered species that is now being protected in South African waters.
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