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White sharks most often frequent waters between 12C and 24C in their natural worldwide geographic distribution. The temperature of the water at the time of an attack is due mostly to the comfort level of humans who are in the water, i.e. there are more attacks in waters warmer than 14C (57F) because people tend to not go in the ocean at temperatures colder than that. For further information, see the Carcharodon carcharias biological profile.

Data current as of: July 8, 2014

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