The great white shark , also known as white pointer , white shark , or white death , is an exceptionally large lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans . Reaching lengths of more than 6 m (20 ft ) and weighing up to 2,250 kg (5,000 lb ), the great white shark is arguably the world's largest known predatory fish . It is the only surviving species of its genus , Carcharodon
What Kind of Animal Is a the white sharks ?
White sharks are fish
Where a white sharks Lives
Great white sharks live in almost all coastal and offshore waters which have a water temperature of between 12 and 24° C (54° to 75° F ), with greater concentrations off the southern coasts of Australia , off South Africa , California , Mexico 's Isla Guadalupe and to a degree in the Central Mediterranean , Adriatic Seas and New Zealand  , where they are a protected species. One of the densest known populations is found around Dyer Island, South Africa where much research on the shark is conducted. It can be also found in tropical waters like those of the Caribbean , and has been recorded off Mauritius , Madagascar , Kenya and the Seychelles .  It is an epipelagic fish, but recorded or observed mostly in inland tributaries in the presence of rich game like fur seals , sea lions , cetaceans , other sharks and large bony fish species. It is considered an open-ocean dweller and is recorded from the surface down to depths of 1,280 m (4,200 ft), but is most often found close to the surface
What is the food the white sharks?
Great white sharks are carnivorous , and primarily eat fish (including rays , tuna , and smaller sharks ), dolphins , porpoises , whale carcasses and pinnipeds such as seals , fur seals and sea lions and sometimes sea turtles . Sea otters and penguins are attacked at times although rarely, if ever, eaten. Great whites have also been known to eat objects that they are unable to digest. In great white sharks above 3.41 m (11 ft, 2 in) a diet consisting of a higher proportion of mammals has been observed.  These sharks prefer prey with high contents of energy-rich fat. Shark expert Peter Klimley used a rod-and-reel rig and trolled carcasses of a seal, a pig, and a sheep to his boat in the South Farallons . The sharks attacked all three baits but rejected the sheep carcass. 
The great white is regarded as an apex predator with its only real threats from humans. Although their diets overlap greatly, great whites do not seem to directly compete with orcas and there are few reports of encounters between them. However in one famous incident a female orca killed a subadult great white and her calf feasted on the shark's liver.  Pods of dolphins can kill a great white shark through mobbing behaviour in which the dolphins ram the shark. Great whites are also sometimes preyed on by larger specimens.
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