Can you swim with great white sharks?
It is generally not a good idea to swim with great white sharks, or Carcharodon carcharias.
Firstly, it's humanly impossible to swim to the depths a great white shark can, which is about 1,220 meters, or 4,000 feet.
Even if the shark(s) in question surface, there are many predators in the sea and it is highly recommended to focus on safety first.
However, though dangerous, great white sharks do not aim for or prey on humans; almost all shark attacks are non-fatal and a result of "testing". Several other factors, including mistaken identity, may result in a shark accidentally attacking. Therefore, it is best to keep yourself safe from shark attacks.
However, great white sharks are by no means "weak" or "safe." They have several methods of attacking, including:
- Bite-and-Flee (also known as "hit-and-run")
- Sneak Attack
Though most shark attacks are provoked, sharks have been known to attack humans, of which some the reasons are stated above. They use the above list of methods in case of the latter.
In conclusion, one may swim with great white sharks if circumstances allow, but it is a safety and health risk.
Sharks do not raise their young. Great white sharks are ovoviviparous, meaning that the eggs say inside the mother's body and continue to develop until leaving the mother's body. After birthing, the young sharks swim off, as sharks are cannibalistic, and will not hesitate to eat their own offspring.
You could say you can find great white sharks on any sea (North Sea excluded) surrounding the UK rarely. You will have a happier time looking for great white sharks depending on how close to the Atlantic you are e.g. The Irish coast. Great white sharks are almost unheard of in the United Kingdoms, it is too cold. Presuming the case is you want to swim, the most fearsome creature within the UK coast is…