The Answer

The Answer

Question: What is this biggest carcharodon carcharias (great white shark) ever found and/or captured?

Well, there seems to be some dispute with the answer.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the two largest great white sharks ever caught were 36-feet and 37-feet in length. The 36-foot foot shark was caught in the 1870s in South Australia. The 37-foot shark was caught in New Brunswick, Canada, in the 1930s. Experts have doubts about the accuracy of these shark sizes, or that they were even great white sharks at all.

Off the coast of Malta, Italy in 1987, a 22-foot-3-inch great white shark was caught.

In 1945, a 21-foot-3-inches shark was caught in Cuban waters and this shark length has been ratified.

In 1983, Canadian David McKendrick caught a 20-foot-3-inch great white shark at Prince Edward Island and this length has been ratified by the Canadian Shark research Centre.

According to the Smithsonian Institution, the average female great white shark ranges from 15 to 16 feet long, while males can reach 11 to 13 feet.

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