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AnimalID

Name

5401

Great White Shark

LocationName:

Many Oceans Worldwide

Origin:

Marine Mania expansion

PurchaseCost:

$2,500

RequiresResearch:

Yes

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

The great white shark (known as Carcharodon carcharias to scientists) is well known as one of the few predators that will prey on humans. Because these animals are so fierce and dangerous in their native environment and so difficult to keep in captivity, scientists still have many unanswered questions about them.

It is known that the great white lives in tropical to temperate regions of the ocean, preferring to feed in the shallower waters near shore. These animals can grow to be over 20 feet long and weigh over three tons. Despite its name, the great white is only white on the belly. The rest of the shark’s skin is gray or bluish gray. Unlike other fish, the shark’s skin is not scaly, but prickly. This is because it is made up of dermal denticles, or "skin teeth," which give the shark the feeling of sandpaper--if you get close enough to pet it.

The great white shark has several organs that have evolved to make it the fearsome predator it is. Like other fish, the great white breathes through its gills and therefore needs to stay in constant motion (or have a constant flow of water through its gills) in order to keep breathing. Unlike most fish, the great white can see above the surface of the water. The great white will protect its eyes by rolling them back inside its skull just before a collision.

The great white shark’s small eyes are designed for surface feeding and have trouble penetrating the darkness of the deep ocean. But its other senses more than make up for any deficiency in this area. The great white shark can smell blood over half a mile away. In addition to keen smell and hearing, the great white shark has an additional sense that has no human parallel. It can use small holes on its snout called the "ampullae of Lorenzini" to sense electrical currents.
This sensitivity to electrical currents allows the great white to detect nearby prey whose beating hearts, gill actions, and muscle contractions all give off small electrical signals.

The mouth and jaws of this great white are highly developed, helping these creatures keep their place at the top of the food chain. Both of its massive jaws move independently and are so strong they can crush bone. Just in case a meal proves hard to chew, the great white has reserve teeth in the jaw that move up when teeth are lost, replacing the broken or missing tooth. Great whites have been known to have as many as five sets of reserve teeth. Their powerful jaws and teeth allow the great white to take the giant bites for which they are well known, and allow them to hunt and eat a variety of prey. Some of the more common animals on a great white’s menu include turtles, other sharks, fish of all sizes, harbor seals, penguins, birds, sea lions, carrion, and even garbage--one great white was found with a license plate in its stomach.

The great white shark is very difficult to keep in captivity. First, there is the great difficulty of capturing them alive and transporting them, especially without harm to either the shark or the handlers. The electrosensitivity of the great white means it can be upset by small electrical problems in its tank. These massive animals require specific temperatures, large spaces, and a huge amount of live food--a challenge for any Marine Specialist.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

90

150

70

70

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

20

35

-5

No

 

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To build a good animal exhibit you need to ask a few questions: (click them for the answers)

Which tank wall is suitable for this animal?     Remember that all tanks need a tank filter!

How big should the exhibit be and what Depth should the tank be?

What foliage should be used?

What rocks should be used?

What shelter does the animal need?

What toy does the animal like?

Does this animal perform in a show?

Yes

 

TankWallName

Purchase Cost

See Through

Height

Strength

Life

Cost Effective

Solid Concrete

$125

No

3

500

13

10.4

Atlantean Tank Wall

$125

Yes

3

500

13

10.4

Concrete Edge and Glass

$125

Yes

3

500

13

10.4

Black Bar and Glass

$130

Yes

3

500

13

10.0

 

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Animal Density

Min

Number of Animals/Exhibit

Max

40

1

 

2

TankDepth
3
 
28

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Saltwater

100

40

80

120

160

200

240

280

320

360

400

Rocks

16

26

51

77

102

128

154

179

205

230

256

Foliage

18

7

14

22

29

36

43

50

58

65

72

Exhibit Size

100

40

80

120

160

200

240

280

320

360

400

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7401

8

Barnacles

8

$75

10.7

7409

6

Kelp

6

$125

4.8

7416

6

Seaweed

6

$100

6.0

7415

6

Sea Star

6

$125

4.8

7413

6

Sand Dollar

6

$110

5.5

7418

6

Sea Sponge

6

$100

6.0

7421

6

Purple Sea Urchin

6

$110

5.5

7404

6

Clam Bed

6

$125

4.8

7410

6

Sea Lettuce

6

$110

5.5

7400

3

Sea Anemone

3

$110

2.7

7403

3

Brittle Sea Star

3

$125

2.4

7405

3

Orange Cup Coral

3

$155

1.9

7420

3

Tube Worm

3

$125

2.4

7417

3

Sea Grass

3

$100

3.0

7407

3

Feather Duster Worm

3

$120

2.5

7406

3

Divercate Tree Coral

3

$125

2.4

7419

3

Stove Pipe Sponge

3

$150

2.0

7408

3

Fire Coral

3

$150

2.0

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9235

6

Small Ocean Floor Rock

1

1

Yes

24

$100

24.0

9236

6

Medium Coral Formation

4

4

Yes

6

$150

4.0

9237

6

Large Ocean Floor Rock

4

4

Yes

6

$165

3.6

9238

6

Medium Ocean Floor Rock

2

2

Yes

6

$150

4.0

9239

6

Large Coral Formation

4

6

Yes

6

$175

3.4

9241

6

Isle Rock

8

8

Yes

6

$150

4.0

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

8136

Sunken Ship

12

2

$800

4

No

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

6466

Fake Clam

100

$185

6468

Treasure Chest

100

$185

6470

Deep Sea Diver

100

$200

6500

Advanced Trick Area

10

$650

6501

Dolphin Ball (4x1)

10

$450

6502

Orca Ball (4x1)

10

$525

6503

Dolphin Hoop (4x1)

10

$475

6504

Orca Stage ((9x2)

10

$575

6506

Sea Lion Beach Ball (4x1)

10

$600

6507

Sea Lion Squeeze Horn

10

$600

6508

Sea Lion Raft (4x1)

10

$600

6510

Sea Otter Ball (4x1)

10

$600

6511

Sea Otter Hoop (4x1)

10

$600

 

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ReproductionChance:

Low

SickChance:

5

ReproductionInterval(months):

9

SickChange:

-12

HappyReproduceThreshold:

98

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

1

TimeDeath(months):

36

BabyToAdult(months):

4

 

 

SkipTrickHappiness:

50

SkipTrickChance:

10

 

SalinityChange:

-10

SalinityHealthChange:

-20

PooWaterImpact:

5

MurkyWaterThreshold:

60

MurkyWaterChange:

-5

MurkyWaterHealthChange:

-5

VeryMurkyWaterThreshold:

20

ExtremelyMurkyWaterThreshold

1

VeryMurkyWaterChange:

-10

ExtremelyMurkyWaterChange

-15

VeryMurkyWaterHealthChange:

-10

ExtremelyMurkyWaterHealthChange:

-15

 

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10

KeeperFoodType:

Chum

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10

Polar Bear

Tiger Shark

10

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Hippopotamus

Emporer Penguin

California Sea Lion

Saltwater Crocodile

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Giant Tortoise (Meiolania)

Bottlenose Dolphin

Lion's Mane Jelly

Elephant Seal

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Harbor Porpoise

Hammerhead Shark

Shortfin Mako Shark

Green Moray Eel

Beluga

Southern Sea Otter

Pacific Octopus

West Indian Manatee

Pacific Walrus

Manta Ray

Green Sea Turtle

Swordfish

Giant Squid

Bluefin Tuna

Great Barracuda

Mermaid

Man

 

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