The White Shark, Nekton Project

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The White Shark, Nekton Project
The White Shark, also known as the Great White Shark, is one of the most furious predators in the oceans worldwide. Same as every species, the White Shark is classified into major groups. This is called taxonomy. The taxonomy for this species is
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Sub-Phylum: Vertebrata
Class: Chrondrichthyes
Sub-Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Lamnidae
Genus: Carcharodon
Species: C. carcharias
The kingdom Animalia means animal. The phylum Chordata includes animals with vertebrates. The class Chrondrichthyes includes cartilaginous fish, which are fish that has a skeleton made of cartilage rather than bones. The family Lamnidae includes sharks as the white shark and mackerel sharks. These sharks are usually very large and can swim really fast. The genus is the group before the species which includes other sharks that are very similar to the white shark. The species is the last group, which contains the Latin name of the specific organism. Through taxonomy, scientists are easily able to identify and classify species.
White sharks are usually found in oceans worldwide. They tend to appear more in cool temperate and tropical waters. Also, some are usually found near islands with high populations of seals. They spread throughout the world. Some of the places they are found in are along the coastline of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, California to Alaska, Hawaii, the Mediterranean Sea and many more.

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