great white shark, white pointer, white death
This large shark is a grey-blue to grey-brown colour on the upper body and white underneath. It is often recognised by the high first dorsal fin on the back and it has a second smaller dorsal fin. It has five gill slits, a crescent shaped tail, a torpedo-shaped body and a pointed snout. The teeth are large, triangular and serrated. Females are generally larger.
Protected species. Do not take. If you encounter or accidentally catch a protected species, you must return it to where you found it regardless of whether it is dead or alive.
The great white is an open-ocean dweller that prefers deeper offshore waters but is often found in coastal inshore waters close to the surface. It inhabits southern temperate oceans around Australia including off Tasmania.
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