thresher shark


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thresher shark

n.
Any of various large sharks of the genus Alopias, especially A. vulpinus of warm and temperate waters worldwide, having a tail with a long whiplike upper lobe with which it strikes the surface of the water.
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Noun1.thresher shark - large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feedthresher shark - large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
Alopius, genus Alopius - type genus of the family Alopiidae; in some classifications considered a genus of the family Lamnidae
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amp;nbsp;As a result of this, the long-tailed or common thresher shark is also popularly known as the fox shark.
He further drew attention to the recent actions taken by Sri Lanka in fulfilling its commitment under the Convention, including the seizure of illegally traded blood ivory, which was publicly destroyed in 2016, as well as the initiatives taken to list thresher shark species under CITES Appendix II as a protected species.
Then there is the Fennec fox cub on sale in a Tunisian market, a thresher shark captured in a net off Mexico and a Philippine eagle cruelly trapped and fed by a handler wearing a fake bird glove.
Like the thresher shark, the bigeye uses its ingenious tail and roams waters worldwide.
Choose from scenic underwater worlds from the Tubbataha Reefs National Park and Bohol Island for wall dives and coral pictures; the Black Forest dive site off Panglao Island; Anilao Batangas, Puerto Galera for macro underwater photography; or Malapascua Island to see the Thresher Shark.
The official ban is expected to help protect scores of endangered marine animals including sawfish, whale shark, silky shark, oceanic whitetips shark, thresher shark and hammerhead shark, mobulid rays, guitarfish, dolphin and marine turtles.
With a long bendy tail that strikes fear and excites divers all over the world, the Thresher Shark made its presence felt.
Reproductive biology of the bigeye thresher shark, Alopias superciliosus (Lowe, 1839) (Chondrichthyes: Alopiidae), in the northwestern Pacific.
The keen fisherman from Bryncethin in Bridgend needed help from his five mates to pull the 271-pound thresher shark onboard.
The keen fisherman needed help from his five friend to pull the thresher shark in.
His clients presently hold six state records, including a 506-pound thresher shark.