NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 08: A baby shark swims with her mother as she rests next to a beach at the beachfront area of Manhattan, NY, June 8, 2018.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) NEW YORK, N.Y. – JOE RIEDLE/AFP/GettyImagesThe baby shark pictured above is not actually a baby, but rather a young, fully grown adult female.
This baby shark is a member of a species of shark called the Great White Shark.
The Great White Sharks are considered to be one of the most dangerous shark species in the world.
In 2017, a Great White shark attacked and killed an American tourist, injuring her legs and forcing her to land in a coma.
A total of 544 Great White sharks were caught off the United States between 2016 and 2018.
These sharks are so large and powerful that they are capable of diving at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and are able to attack humans with a bite that can cause fatal injuries.
According to the United Nations, the Great Whites are the fastest-growing shark species, with populations reaching over 1 million worldwide.
As a result, there is a serious threat to the Great Whale shark, which is estimated to be at least 1,000 times bigger than the Great Grey Shark, the second-most dangerous shark in the ocean.