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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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Blue sharks rarely go for humans with only 12 non-provoked attacks around the world since records began, according to the University Of Florida.
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To date, blue sharks have produced the most recorded two-headed embryos due to the fact that a female blue shark can carry up to 50 babies at a time.
He also films blue sharks off the Pembrokeshire coastline.
In decades of trading, only a couple of other blue sharks have compared to it.