Adult great white sharks grow to a maximum size of approximately 6m in length, weigh up to 3 tonnes (the same as 18 large football players, A Hummer, Two Honda Accords) and are estimated to live for 30 years.
Great white sharks bear live young and females give birth to between 2 and 10 pups per litter, and perhaps as many as 14. Their young are not nursed but left to fend for themselves immediately.
They have six senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing and electroreception
They use body language and smell to communicate with one another, they don’t make any sounds.
They have taste buds inside their mouth and throat and are more fussy than other sharks
The extinction of sharks would cause a major imbalance in the food chain.
Sharks do not like eating people at all which is why most shark attacks aren’t fatal.
The chance of being killed by a shark is one in 300 million. The chance of being killed by airplane parts falling from the sky is one in 10 million.
The true eye colour of the white shark is not black, but rather a deep shade of blue.
Each shark has a unique dorsal fin which researchers can use to identify individuals through photo-identification