Learn more about Greer the Great White Shark!


Live in: Great White Sharks are found cool coastal salt water all over the world

Eat: As young sharks they eat Fish and rays and as Adults they eat seals sea lions and squid

Fun Fact: Sharks can smell underwater.  Because they don’t use lungs to breath, they can use their sense of smell without breathing.  

Misconception: They are mindless eating machines. Many shark bites from Great Whites are actually “sample bites”, in which the shark bites and then releases leaving the surfers or swimmers to go find their favorite food, seals

Interesting Fact: They are 15ft long and average 2,500lbs or 2.5 Tons.  How much do you weigh?  How many of you would it take to equal the weight of a shark? 

Differences between sharks & dolphins

  • Skin texture: Dolphin skin is smooth and rubbery, while shark skin is rough and covered with tiny scales called dermal denticles.
  • Fins: Dolphins have a single dorsal fin and two pectoral fins on either side of their body, while sharks have multiple fins, including a dorsal fin, pectoral fins, pelvic fins, and anal fin.
  • Teeth: Dolphin teeth are conical and designed for grasping and tearing prey, while shark teeth are sharp and serrated, designed for cutting and tearing flesh.
  • Skeleton: Sharks have a cartilaginous skeleton, while dolphins have a bony skeleton.
  • Size: Dolphins are generally smaller than sharks, with the largest dolphin species, the Orca or Killer Whale, growing up to 30 feet in length, while the largest shark species, the Whale Shark, can grow up to 40 feet in length.
  • Color: Dolphins have a range of colors, including shades of gray, blue, and brown, while sharks are usually gray, brown, or black.
  • Breathing: Dolhpins use a blowhole to breath, needing to come above the water for air. Sharks have gills which allows them to breath underwater.