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Underwater Fact 66


The Great White Shark continues to represent its bad image occasionally in contrast to researching organisations trying to educate people about these enormously intelligent creatures:

Like young Greynurse Sharks, Great White Sharks growing in their mother’s uterus eat other growing babies and eggs.

After mating, the female shark lays 16-24 eggs in each uterus (these sharks have two), but once the young reach about 10 cm they begin to swim and hunt inside the mother’s uterus, devouring smaller siblings and unhatched eggs until only a single baby shark is left in each uterus.
The two survivors then feed on a steady supply of unfertilized eggs until they are about one metre long and ready to be released from the uterus.

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