Exploring the Great White Shark Habitat Map
When you hear the word shark, you probably think of the Great White Shark. The world’s greatest predatory shark has been depicted in many films, cartoons, stories and more.
In the Great White Shark Habitat Map above, you can see that the breeding range is close to shore, while the oceanic range is much more vast. The Great White Shark prefers to be in shallow water and coastlines but will venture out into deeper waters on occasion.
Great Whites have an insanely good sense of smell. This means they can sense the smell of blood from nearly 5km away!
For more Great White Shark Facts, visit our Fast Facts page.
Wondering where are the best places to see Great White Sharks in the wild?
South Africa is a very common destination for travelers to see Great White Sharks in the wild. There are a number of tour operators that run tours, but only a few operate in a truly ethical way. It’s important to do your research and discover the operators that are working towards conservation and education goals, rather than strictly for tourism.
Looking for a Great White Shark Conservation Program?
Check out this incredible internship in Mossel Bay, South Africa.