# Great white sharks
California’s “Red Triangle” Is Known For Over 1/3 of Great White Shark Attacks
California is home to some amazing beaches, however, there is a particular stretch of ocean that has a bloody reputation. The Red Triangle is the colloquial name of a roughly triangle-shaped region off the coast of northern California, extending from Bodega Bay, north of San Francisco, out slightly beyond the Farallon Islands, and down to the Big Sur region, south of Monterey.
The Largest Recorded White Shark was Dubbed "El Monstruo"
Great White sharkPhoto by Laura College on Unsplash. Tales of monstrously huge Great White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) roaming the seas have been floating around for a long time. Some have even been captured but their size has not been correctly verified due to problems with measurements.
This Great White Was Listed On the Guinness Book of World Records
Great White sharkPhoto by Oleksandr Sushko on Unsplash. A massive Great White captured off the waters of Southern Australia was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the two largest Great Whites ever to be caught. Even though it is said to have measured a cool 36 feet, this has since been disputed by scientists.
Sharks are great for our planet!
This is a great exhibit all about sharks. It's the latest display in the California Science Academy in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. From their site: From the tiny dwarf lantern shark to the mighty Megalodon, the incredible diversity of sharks is matched only by their astounding resilience. Having cruised Earth’s oceans for over 450 million years—before trees even appeared on land—sharks have persevered through multiple mass extinctions and evolved into more than 500 unique species. However, as the planet faces the urgent, simultaneous crises of global heating, biodiversity loss, and habitat destruction, a haunting question remains: Can sharks survive us?
A Great White Dubbed the Canada Shark Is the Longest Accurately Measured Shark Ever Recorded
In 1988 fisherman David McKendrick found a massive Great White tangled in his nets while fishing Canada’s Prince Edward Island. The shark, however, died before it could be brought to the surface. As per reports, the Canadian Shark Research Center considers the Canada Shark, as the world’s largest accurately measured great white at 20 feet (6.1 meters) in length.
The Deep Blue is the Largest Great White Shark Ever Caught on Camera
Great White SharkPhoto by Gerald Schömbs on Unsplash. The Deep Blue, dubbed the queen of the ocean, is the largest great white shark ever caught on camera by marine biologists and scientists. Even though this Great White was known to roam the seas since the 90s, it was not until 2013 that pictures and footage of the shark emerged.