A large, female great white shark pregnant with a record 14 pups was accidentally caught by fishers off the coast of Taiwan and sold at a fish market on Wednesday（March 20）.
The images from local news agencies of the great white shark and the pups that were cut out of her are hard to believe. At more than 15 feet long（4.7 meters）, the shark is bigger than a small car.
The 14 pups this mamma shark was carrying likely mark a record number for the species, said David Ebert, a shark scientist. "From a scientific standpoint, it’s great information for us as biologists because pregnant females [that scientists can study] are few and far between," echoed George Burgess, a marine biologist.
Great white shark pups are oophagous. "While they’re in Mom, they’re eating unfertilized eggs, and that’s how they get big and fat," Burgess said. Plump, yolk-filled bellies are clearly visible in the photo of the 14 pups.
enormous：形容詞，巨大的。例句：The enormous shark was purchased for less than $2,000 by a Taiwanese taxidermy company.（這尾巨鯊被一家台灣標本公司以不到2000美元買下。）
great white shark：名詞，大白鯊。例句：Great white sharks have two uteri, one on each side.（大白鯊有兩個子宮，每一側各有一個。）
pup：名詞，崽、幼小的動物。例句：Before this female shark, the highest number of pups he could remember a white shark having was 12.（在這尾母鯊之前，他記得一尾大白鯊最多身懷12隻小鯊。）