dusky shark


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Noun1.dusky shark - relatively slender blue-grey sharkdusky shark - relatively slender blue-grey shark; nearly worldwide in tropical and temperate waters
requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
Carcharhinus, genus Carcharhinus - type genus of the Carcharhinidae
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During this study, 624 sharks representing 10 shark species were captured, primarily dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus; n=235), spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna; n=180), sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus; n=89), and Atlantic sharpnose shark (.
First report of an embryonic dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) with cyclopia and other abnormalities.
But the modest grandad, of Merthyr Tydfil, played down his amazing battle with the dusky shark on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
dusky shark [Carcharhinus obscures] and great hammerhead shark [Sphyrna mokarran]) also undertake periodic localized migrations, but tagging studies illustrate that pelagic sharks often traverse greater distances on a regular basis (5).
Age and growth estimates for the dusky shark, Carcharhinusobscurus, in the western North Atlantic Ocean.
Four proposals were submitted to CITES for uplisting of shark species to Appendix II to offer them greater protection: Proposal 15 for five shark species (Scalloped, Great and Smooth Hammerhead, Sandbar and Dusky Shark -- amended to remove the Sandbar and Dusky Shark); Proposal 16 for the Oceanic Whitetip by Palau and the United States; Proposal 17 for the Porbeagle Shark; and Proposal 18 for the Spiny Dogfish proposed by the EU and Palau.
Three-year (triennial) reproductive cycles with gestation periods of 18 to 22 months have been postulated for the dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus Lesueur, 1818) by Clark & von Schmidt (1965) and Musick et al.
Sandbar, porbeagle and dusky shark populations in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico have been severely overfished; a recent article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune noted that commercial fisheries target sandbar sharks because their dorsal fins command high prices in the shark-fin trade.
53-meter (8-foot 3-inch) great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran) caught off Natal, South Africa, contained a whole 86-centimeter (33-inch) dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus).