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A heavy-bodied mackerel shark (Lamna nasus) chiefly of temperate waters.

[Cornish porbugel.]


(Animals) any of several voracious sharks of the genus Lamna, esp L. nasus, of northern seas: family Isuridae. Also called: mackerel shark
[C18: from Cornish porgh-bugel, of obscure origin]


(ˈpɔrˌbi gəl)

a large, voracious mackerel shark, Lamna nasus, of northern seas, having a crescent-shaped tail.
[1750–60; < Cornish porghbugel]
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Noun1.porbeagle - voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacificporbeagle - voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacific
mackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks
genus Lamna, Lamna - a genus of Lamnidae
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They also had the pleasure of a porbeagle shark swimming round the boat on one trip, Catch 22 fishing a mixture of wrecks and hard ground with cod and ling to 10lb.
THE fish of the week - indeed of the year - was a porbeagle shark estimated at 450 lb plus, which was taken last Sunday by a Sunderland private boat "Taurus".
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Last week a 9ft porbeagle shark - a cousin of the deadly great white - was caught by a fisherman off Cornwall.
Fearless Jake Geddes jumped into the hold and struggled to free the porbeagle shark as his two crewmates ran for cover.
Recognizing that implementation of the listings for the oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus), scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini), great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran), smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zigaena) and the porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus) will take some preparation, Parties decided that the entry into force of the inclusion in Appendix II should be delayed by 18 months, until 14 September 2014.
Albacore: Matt Sheehan, 32 pounds, 7 ounces; black sea bass, David Medeiros, 7-2; bluefish, Joseph Diodati, 14-11; bonito, Ryan King, 11-6; cusk, Steve Borgati, 20-10; false albacore, Gardiner Bridge, 14-2; fluke, Damon Bullock, 11-12; haddock, Mike Romano, 13-11; mako shark, Upton's Robert Sylvester, 411-0; pollock, Michael Wall, 22-8; porbeagle shark, Bill Murphy, 447-0; scup, Henry Logan, 3-13; Spanish mackerel, Robert Neri, 6-11; striped bass, Jacques Boisvert, 53-10; tautog, Megan Winton, 11-13; thresher shark, Robert Eldredge, 446-0; winter flounder, Brian Barda, 5-0.
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Porbeagle Shark (Lamna nasus): A coastal shark (and smaller cousin of the great white shark) that ranges into international waters, the porbeagle is found in cold-temperate waters worldwide.
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Hamish had to call on every one of his 45 years of experience as a fisherman as the dangerous porbeagle shark rammed his 30ft rigid inflatable boat, sunk its teeth into the port side and bit into one of his crewmates' boots.
They crossed the Irish Sea and hooked the porbeagle shark - closely related to the great white featured in Hollywood thriller Jaws - off Portnahaven on the Hebridean isle of Islay.