a study by the students in Ms. Stone 2nd and 3rd grade class in Wheeling, Illinois
The Great White Shark

Physical Description

By Samantha M.,Claire C., Sean R. and Nick H.

The Great White Shark's bottom is white and it's top can be gray, slate brown or blue black. A Great White shark has a rounded body that looks like a torpedo with fins. Two-thirds of a shark's brain is devoted to smell. The Great White shark is the only shark that sticks its head out of the water, but no one knows why. The Great White has a sixth sense that can sense very small electrical charges. The Great White shark has 3,000 teeth in many rows. If the Great White shark loses a tooth, the tooth behind will move up and replace the lost tooth.

Enemies of the Great White Shark

By Sean R. and Nick H.

The Great White shark's enemies are humans and Humpback Whales. Humans are the Great White Shark's enemies because humans kill them for meat, leather, shark fin soup, teeth necklaces and souvenir jaws. The Humpback Whale and the Great White Shark attack each other. Humpbacks attack Great Whites and vice-versa. The Humpback Whale rams its head at the Great White for defense. The Great White Shark defends itself against humans by attacking. Then some humans are afraid of sharks, so they don't hunt them. The Great White Shark defends itself with sharp jaws and speed. The way it uses its jaws is to kill them. They use their speed to get away.

Finding Food for Great White Sharks

By Samantha M. and Claire C.

The great White Shark eats a variety of animals like Sea Otters, Humans, fish, dolphins weak Humpback Whales and other sharks. The Great White Shark attacks humans by accident, because there eye sight is bad. They don't really like the way humans taste. The Great White Shark is one of the top predators of the food chain. The Great White Shark finds its food by smelling it. If there was a drop of blood 100 yards away from the Great White Shark, it could smell the blood. Then the Great White Shark charges at its prey very fast. It grabs its prey with its sharp teeth and eats it. The Great White Shark's bottom teeth are for holding its prey and its top teeth are for ripping its prey open. Then, it eats its prey's insides and outside. Sometimes they eat it whole. The Great White Shark is a consumer and a carnivore.

Great White Shark
Humpback Whale
Sea Otter
Sea Turtle
Missing Manatees
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