Animal Stories - Great White Shark


Animal-World Information about: Great White Shark

   The Great White Shark is a sentient and intelligent predator not to be underestimated as it can be potentially lethal, ... but it also deserves our honor and respect!
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Amber - 2012-09-30
I'm with you. I love sharks they are my passion but ..... In 2000 I was diving off of Catalina and there in the distant I saw a shadow I thought nothing of it. But I was wrong. It was a great white. A few minutes later a diver came up with a net holding a Newley born tiger shark I thought moms gonna be pissed. Great whites typically are not in this water at this time so..... On to my story a few minutes late I came up and met with the diver... We talked I went back in. And not but 15 minutes in I was met by a great white that inspected me made contact a few times but was kind being the shark lover I am...... I reached out a hand and it was softly caressed by this king of the ocean he swam of but my life has never been the same. I saw those black eyes and all I saw was beauty and curiosity my story could go on much longer and there was a lot. More to it but forever my life has been changed

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keith watkins - 2008-05-29
The top speed of a great white being around 15-20 mph is incorrect. I live in Palm Beach Florida and have a 1200 yamaha wavrunner. My waverunner is capable of going over 65mph. I have been an avid rider for over 3 yrs, until... One day I was about 1 mile offshore of the Palm Beach inlet heading south riding in the trough of a 5 foot wave when suddenly something told me took left. When I did, first I saw teeth, then I saw the one black eye which was staring me down. Then I saw the tail and he was as long as a city bus. I will never forget that look. This is no docile or placid animal... or mindless man eater. This is a very smart and intelligent animal. When I was on the waverunner he knew I was in control of the waverunner. He understood that I was a rider. He looked me directly in my eye and with his body language gave me the impreesion of what am i doing here. I must have come into his territory. He was able to stare me down because, as I said I was in the trough heading south at 40mph and he was directly parallel to me in the highpoint of the wave. The sun was east of us so I could see him clearly. I was going 40mph and he was moving effortless. This was not my first time seeing sharks. I have seen lemon sharks, dolphins, and all types of fish. Huge schools of migrating sharks, but they were not threatning and I never felt scared. But this was totally different. When he looked into my eye, and the whole vibe he was giving off, let me know right away that great white sharks are highly intelligent and definite problem solvers. He communicated with body language. He let me know with that stare that I was in his realm and he was investigating to see what was going on. What scared me wasn't that he was a shark but the fact that he was very intelligent and gave me a look like "what do we have here". This encounter changed everything. No longer was it, lets go jetsking. Now it was..there are large sharks out there and the next time the great white might come from underneath, investigate, and accidently knock me off the waverunner. Which he could do very easily... and the story wouldnt be good. After that one look I turned directly to shore and gunned it, sadly to say I had to give up waverunning. I realized that it is very dangerous. I still go to the beach like every other day, but I dont go in further then my knees. When the water gets to my knees then I just laydown in the surf. I would warn anybody and everybody against going offshore in a boat no smaller than a 40 footer. The shark I saw could easily sink a 25-30 foot fiberglass boat. Great white sharks need to be respected. They have survived since the dinosaurs and what I can tell from what I have read, online scientist and marine biologist really don't know much about them. Throwing chum in the water and watching them eat paints a much different picture. From what I have seen that picture is distorted. Great whites are highly intelligent.

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  • Yeah Right - 2010-07-04
    My reply would be B*ll $HIT.......
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sean - 2010-04-29
Sharks are awesome.

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littlepooh0301 - 2011-03-08
I really love sharks! The atlantic great white shark is my world's most favorite salt-water fish.

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cindy - 2009-01-20
W0W! That is so cool, most sharks can only be about 8-12 feet, but this shark is about 14 feed tall! How awesome is that!

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  • SharkLover333 - 2011-04-01
    Some sharks can even be from 20 to 25 feet long. Isn't that cool!
  • phantom - 2011-08-03
    There has been records of 35 footers and that's very awsome.
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Mike - 2010-10-05
In this writing it is stated..."There are no natural predators of the Great White Shark, they are at the top of the food chain."
The Killer whale is at the top of the food chain in the ocean and have even been caught on video killing a Great white shark.

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  • SharkLover333 - 2011-04-01
    They are both at the top of the food chain and KILLER WHALES kill in packs or schools, so those aren't a fair odds. SHARKS HAVE EVEN BEEN CAUGHT ON VIDEO KILLING CROCODILES, WHALES (even killer), OTHER SHARKS AND MORE!
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Arbiter - 2009-07-14
The top speed of a great white being around 15-20 mph is incorrect. I live in Palm Beach Florida and have a 1200 yamaha wavrunner. My waverunner is capable of going over 65mph. I have been an avid rider for over 3 yrs, until... One day I was about 1 mile offshore of the Palm Beach inlet heading south riding in the trough of a 5 foot wave when suddenly something told me took left. When I did, first I saw teeth, then I saw the one black eye which was staring me down. Then I saw the tail and he was as long as a city bus. I will never forget that look. This is no docile or placid animal... or mindless man eater. This is a very smart and intelligent animal. When I was on the waverunner he knew I was in control of the waverunner. He understood that I was a rider. He looked me directly in my eye and with his body language gave me the impreesion of what am i doing here. I must have come into his territory. He was able to stare me down because, as I said I was in the trough heading south at 40mph and he was directly parallel to me in the highpoint of the wave. The sun was east of us so I could see him clearly. I was going 40mph and he was moving effortless. This was not my first time seeing sharks. I have seen lemon sharks, dolphins, and all types of fish. Huge schools of migrating sharks, but they were not threatning and I never felt scared. But this was totally different. When he looked into my eye, and the whole vibe he was giving off, let me know right away that great white sharks are highly intelligent and definite problem solvers. He communicated with body language. He let me know with that stare that I was in his realm and he was investigating to see what was going on. What scared me wasn't that he was a shark but the fact that he was very intelligent and gave me a look like "what do we have here". This encounter changed everything. No longer was it, lets go jetsking. Now it was..there are large sharks out there and the next time the great white might come from underneath, investigate, and accidently knock me off the waverunner. Which he could do very easily... and the story wouldnt be good. After that one look I turned directly to shore and gunned it, sadly to say I had to give up waverunning. I realized that it is very dangerous. I still go to the beach like every other day, but I dont go in further then my knees. When the water gets to my knees then I just laydown in the surf. I would warn anybody and everybody against going offshore in a boat no smaller than a 40 footer. The shark I saw could easily sink a 25-30 foot fiberglass boat. Great white sharks need to be respected. They have survived since the dinosaurs and what I can tell from what I have read, online scientist and marine biologist really don't know much about them. Throwing chum in the water and watching them eat paints a much different picture. From what I have seen that picture is distorted. Great whites are highly intelligent.

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  • tyhu - 2010-03-18
    I love it!
  • Patrice - 2010-03-25
    That was an experience I think you will never forget, and you should be grateful to be alive. I'm going to school to become a Marine Biologist to specialize in Sharks. And I will take your advise about using a boat over 40 feet long when im going offshore.
  • keith watkins - 2010-05-18
    That will be an enjoyable career, the ocean is a beautiful treasure just waiting to be discovered, Diving in clear water in the Palm Beach Intracostal area around the peanut island sandbars north and south provides a spectacular underwater topography that will leave you in awe, it's a true underwater environment. with visibility on clear days pushing over a quarter mile. For those who have the means, there is no better place on earth, and with a career in marine biology you will always love to wake up in the morning and go to work.
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Valerie Blackland - 2008-11-12
Great whites and other sharks have received a deeply unfair rep. from tourists and citizens, and it is time this stopped. Parents tell their children to beware for sharks as they are killers, but is this true? A lot of research has been put into this, and some experts believe that, to the shark's eye, we humans appear to be seals or other prey, so who can blame them for hunting as they would naturally? After all, we live on land, and they live in the sea. We are the ones invading their territory when we enter the ocean, and, as the dangers have been clearly explained to us, I see no reason why it is the shark's fault that they prey on humans who have entered the ocean of their own free will. Sharks are actually adaptable, intelligent and fascinating, and it is only the sight of those teeth that scares us! When was the last time you saw a picture of a shark in a tank with fish, minding it's own business? Of course not! Those circulating are of shark bites, and sharks swimming menacingly towards divers. I mean, just look at JAWS! Realistic? I think not, and it is this kind of bias that will eventually bring sharks and other such predators to extinction!

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Madi - 2008-10-28
Sharks rock.

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