Is the Great White Shark endangered or extinct?
It is unclear how much a concurrent increase in fishing for great white sharks has caused the decline of great white shark populations from the 1970s to the present. No accurate population numbers are available, but the great white shark is now considered endangered. Sharks taken during the long interval between birth and sexual maturity never reproduce, preventing population recovery.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (C.I.T.E.S.) has put the great white shark on its 'Appendix II' list of endangered species.
The great white shark was added to the endangered list because its population has dropped due to the unregulated trade and excessive hunting. The great white shark is the top predator of the ocean and it is not killed by any other predator in the ocean. However, humans have killed a great number of white sharks to get their teeth and jaws for trading and their meat for pills.
The below is incorrect, even if you take megalodon out of the picture, the basking shark and whale shark are larger than the great white. However, if you believe the 7 inch shark teeth as evidence, then the megalodon was the largest shark. But it went extinct about 1.5 million years ago. The Great White Shark. People think it is a Megalodon, but that is incorrect. There is no proof that a Megalodon is real…
The great white shark is a protected and endangered species and this status is recognized in Australia. However, trade in the great white market is still illegal. Also, hunting great whites that have been known to attack humans is sanctioned by most governments and conservation groups. In 2012, the Australian government introduced a "shark mitigation plan" to track and study great whites and allow for killing of them if they are deemed to be a…
Endangered. The great white shark is a "mackerel shark", allied to the porbeagle, and long finned and short finned mako sharks. The species is considered "Vulnerable", by the IUCN. Recently, numbers have shown an upswing, as more sharks than expected have been counted in South African, and waters off the coast of North America.
The whale shark, rhincodon typus, is the largest shark currently alive. They can grow to 12 metres, about twice the length of a great white. The largest shark ever is the megalodon, carcharocles megalodon, is now extinct; it is believed that they could grow to anywhere between 13 and 18 metres long (the largest accepted variations in estimate).