Safari LTD | Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Life ~ LARGE GREAT WHITE SHARK
The great white shark is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN’s red list. However, their population is not believed to be fragmented and their current population trend is unknown. They face multiple threats, including a loss and degradation of their habitat, declining prey numbers, and becoming ensnared in the nets used by commercial fisheries. Similarly, because of their large size and misnomer as a “man eater,” great whites are often hunted as a trophy animal.
One of the most iconic apex predators in today’s oceans, the great white shark is an exceptionally large type of lamniform shark. On average they measure 13 feet long, although the largest ever documented great white was exactly 21 feet long!