blue shark


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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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The organization is also asking Hong Kong's biggest restaurant chain, Maxim's, to stop selling shark fin soup in order to protect sharks, especially the imperiled blue shark species.
She landed a 128lb blue shark and a 100lb porbeagle off the coast of Wales on a fishing holiday in July - then caught a 152lb skate off the isle of Kerrera last month.
SNORKELLERS came face-to-face with this huge blue shark off the coast of Cornwall.
THIS week, Brit tourists in Majorca came face to face with an 8ft blue shark - while a leading expert claims a deadly great white is circling in UK waters off Hampshire.
More taxa were caught on wire leaders, which also showed higher catch rates (13% and 56%, in number and weight, respectively) of blue shark (Prionace glauca).
Another recent study by marine scientist Nicolas Ehemann features a smalleye smooth-hound shark and blue shark.
Mark Owens and Mick Donoghue from AJ Barlow fishmongers with the giant blue shark
Sharks in this area grow very big, and over the twoday trip 19 Porbeagle were taken between 35lb and 200lb, with a 60lb Blue Shark adding to an armwrenching trip that Kevin and the lads described as the best trip they have ever experienced on UK waters.
Between 2000 and 2012 more than half a million tonnes of blue shark were landed from the Atlantic by the European [euro]eet - about 13 million animals.
1]; all r values were based on available r estimates for several pelagic sharks (shortfin mako shark, porbeagle shark [Lamna nasus], and blue shark [Prionace glauca], respectively (13); (3) specifying t as 10, 20, 30, and 40 years; many pelagic sharks have a life-span expectancy between 15 and 32 years of age (13), (24); and (4) specifying [F.
You will also find the best mouthwatering burgers in town at Sharky's, such as the famous Great White Shark Burger or the Blue Shark Bacon Burger.
Atlantic fishing states can no longer ignore that shark populations are being decimated by ICCAT fisheries," states the NGO, which calls on the 48 ICCAT states to "prohibit the catch of particularly vulnerable shark species, especially porbeagle and silky sharks" and to limit catches of blue shark and short-finned mako.