Great white shark
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). This is the largest of the predatory sharks, reaching a length of over 6 metres. It mainly eats seals, turtles and fish. It has a notorious reputation as an attacker of humans, but it does not feed on humans, and is thought to attack them by mistake in many cases. It lives throughout the warm seas of the world, and often follows ships into coastal waters. It can reach speeds of 40 kilometres per hour. Like other sharks, it is able to detect tiny traces of blood in the water and follow them to their source.
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Black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci), and Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi)
Black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci), and Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi),Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
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A shiver of Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) swim over a coral reef with
A shiver of Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) swim over a coral reef with Common sea fans (Gorgonia ventalina) and sea plumes (Pseudopterogorgia sp). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea.
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