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Great White Shark Monterey Bay Aquarium Model Toy

  

The Great White Shark Monterey Bay Aquarium Model Toyis one of the many brilliant replicas in the world’s premier line of vinyl sea life model toys. Sculpted under the direction of the curators and educators of the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, this beautiful 10.25 inch sea life model is a true marvel. Authentically crafted on a 1:20 scale, each sea life toy model is carefully hand painted and accompanied with a 5 language data hang tag providing information on Great White Sharks. One of the most popular modes, the magnificent Great White Shark reproduction makes an impressive decoration for an ocean themed room or office. Teachers will really enjoy using this life like sea model to provide a fun and unique learning experience in the classroom. Kids and adults alike can collect the Great White Shark and the entire Monterey Bay line all the while bringing the marvels of the ocean into the home or classroom without getting wet. Get your kids interested in amazing ocean life with the Great White Shark Monterey Bay Aquarium Model Toy!

 

All About Great White Sharks

 


When you think of shark movies, what’s the first one to pop into your head? JAWS! The famous shark in the Jaws series, like in many other shark attack movies, is in fact a great white shark. With 3,000 sharp teeth the great white shark makes the perfect ferocious predator! With a torpedo-shaped body, pointed snout, and crescent-shaped tail, this fearsome fish is the terror of the ocean. Averaging 12 to 16 feet long and weighing in up to 7,000 pounds these monsters are not to be reckoned with. Its grayish top side and white underbelly add to its stealth because great whites attack from below their prey and their gray topside allows them to blend in with the water. When it comes to feeding, even with all those teeth, great whites don’t chew their prey. They simply rip it into mouth size pieces and swallow it whole. When it comes down to shark attacks, research has taken away some of the great whites killer reputation. Of the 100 shark attacks reported each year, great white sharks are responsible for 30 to 50 of those attacks. However, only 10 to 15 of these attacks result in death as most humans are able to escape a shark attack after the first bite. A lost limb is more likely the result of the attack. No one is positive about the great white sharks life span, but it is estimated to be around 100 years!  

 


Monterey Bay and Attractions

 


The beautiful Monterey Bay is a Pacific Ocean bay located along the central coast of California between Santa Cruz and Monterey. Monterey Bay is home to a mass variety of marine animals like seals, dolphins and otters and is even on the migratory path of some whale species. Multiple species of fish, sharks, and similar marine life inhabit the Bay along with several varieties of kelp that grow into enormous kelp forest.  Another interesting feature of Monterey Bay is the Monterey Canyon, one of the world’s largest underwater canyons. Beyond its sheer natural beauty, visitors are also attracted to Monterey Bay to peruse the Monterey Bay Aquarium. With around 550 species of marine life on display, visitors can spend all day exploring the awe inspiring exhibits the aquarium has to offer. From turtles and jelly fish to their own kelp forest the Monterey Bay Aquarium presents the natural beauty of the bay in a safe and organized environment that visitors of all ages are sure to enjoy. 

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