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originally posted by: lostbook
Hello ATS. Just got this news feed about it. Apparently, it happened in Australia. Not sure if this is news... I'm not even sure if a 12ft great white shark is even that big. But it does have me thinking about what else could be down that's big enough to bite a shark in half?
What days Ats?
Posting from my cell so bear with me.
The great white shark is ovoviviparous, which means that the shark grows in an egg, which is then hatched inside the mother. Shortly thereafter, the shark pup is born. While in the womb, great white shark embryos feast on unfertilized eggs, a practice known as oophagy. It doesn't appear that they eat the fertilized eggs, as a few other species of shark has been known to do, but they may swallow their own teeth when they lose them for the calcium [source: Martins, Knickle].
The gestation period is estimated to be 12 to 18 months, but this is largely speculative [sources: McGhee, Francis]. The litter size of the great white ranges from two to 10 pups, although litters of up to 17 pups have been documented [sources: MarineBio, McGhee].
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: lostbook
12' is medium sized.
No pics. But Orca are known to enjoy shark sashimi.