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Albino Great White Shark Found on Australia Beach

An Albino Great White Shark was found recently washed ashore in New South Wales, Australia.

The shark is small, about 5 feet long but experts agree that it looks like it is a young Great white shark. (See Video Below)

Christopher Lowe a California based expert who runs the shark lab at cal state university in long beach said that the shark appears to be a small great white shark.

The shark was collected for additional study and testing.

Great white sharks are commonly seen in the waters near Australia and feed mostly on bottom fish, skates and rays until they grow about 12 feet long and shift their focus to seals and sea lions.

The great white shark , also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a species of large lamniform shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans. The great white shark is mainly known for its size, with mature individuals growing up to 6.4 m (21 ft) in length (although reports have been published of great white sharks measuring over 8 m (26 ft)) and 3,324 kg (7,328 lb) in weight.

This shark reaches its maturity around 15 years of age and was previously believed to have a life span of over 30 years. The true lifespan of great white sharks is far longer, now estimated to be as long as 70 years or more, making it one of the longest lived cartilaginous fish currently known. Male great white sharks reach sexual maturity at 26 years of age, females at 33.

 

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YouTube Personality 'ShantiUniverse', Chief Editor & Columnist of ProxyPonder.com From San Antonio Texas has lived in New York, England, and Las Vegas.