Great white shark

Carcharodon carcharias

  • Rare
  • Pelagic (surface to depths of 1,280 m)
  • Length to 6 m (19 feet)
  • Slate brown or grey to almost black on top, shading to dirty white below
  • Crescent-shaped tail fin
  • Triangular serrated teeth

Everyone that encounters a Basking Shark, Bluntnose Sixgill Shark, Tope Shark, or any other shark species in BC (with the exception of North Pacific Spiny Dogfish) is encouraged to document and report the encounter to DFO.