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blue shark

n.
A pelagic shark (Prionace glauca) of tropical and temperate oceans, having large eyes and a blue upper body and sides.

blue′ shark′


n.
a slender shark, Prionace glauca, that is deep blue above and pure white below.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue shark - slender cosmopolitan, pelagic sharkblue shark - slender cosmopolitan, pelagic shark; blue body shades to white belly; dangerous especially during maritime disasters
requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
genus Prionace, Prionace - blue sharks
Translations
requin bleu
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In decades of trading, only a couple of other blue sharks have compared to it.
Profusely and beautifully illustrated on every page, "Super Shark Encyclopedia" showcases the secrets of the oceans by exploring a remarkable array of 80 sharks and other sea creatures ranging from Barrel Shrimp to Blue Sharks, Starfish to Bat Fish, and Hammerhead Sharks to Sandtiger Sharks, plus surfing penguins, deep-sea monsters, rays, eels and more.
With a strict catch and release policy, the White Water 3 Charter operates in a healthy shark populated area off this beautiful coast with Porbeagle and Blue Sharks the main species to be targeted.
Rick Hargrave, spokesman for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said the agency receives reports of hooking blue sharks and salmon sharks, which look like great whites but are smaller.
Aside from whale sharks, the group also discovered other shark species being processed including basking sharks and blue sharks.
How ICCAT could be the world's first organization to create much needed catch limits for shortfin mako and blue sharks in the Atlantic; and
Nigel said: "I've seen enough blue sharks, makos, porbeagles and threshers to know that it wasn't one of them that caused this.
Angolan midfielder Campos Djalma was a constant threat to the Blue Sharks with his runs on the flanks and the Angolan tested the Cape Verde defence on 12 minutes as Gilberto's free-kick met Manucho's header, but it went off.
The Blue Sharks started the competition as 14-1 outsiders to win Group A but were well worth a 0-0 draw with South Africa in their opening game and were slightly unfortunate to draw 1-1 with Morocco on Wednesday.
It is estimated up to 20 million blue sharks alone are killed each year as a result of fishing.
Meta-analysis of published reports and the current study (n = 78 reporting PSATs) indicated that the summary effect of postrelease mortality for blue sharks was 15% (95% CI, 8.
Blue Sharks, which can grow up to 12ft-long, have attacked and killed humans in other parts of the world but there is no record of any attacks in open water in the UK.