The White Shark

The Great White Shark

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Leather mounted


Ground floor, staircase (inv. no. MSNG 27517)


Gulf of Genoa, early 20th century

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Going up to the first floor, we meet a Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) caught in the Gulf of Genoa in the early 1900s. The color is white in the lower part of the body and dark in the upper part, with a clear and jagged separation line. Thanks to this double coloring, the white shark is practically invisible both from above and from below. Seen from above, infact, it camouflages itself with the dark sea depths while from below it merges with the bright surface of the sea, allowing it to implement different attack strateg