tiger shark


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tiger shark

n.
A large voracious shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) of tropical and warm temperate waters, having a grayish-brown body with dark stripes and spots that are especially prominent in juveniles.

tiger shark

n
1. (Animals) a voracious omnivorous requiem shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, chiefly of tropical waters, having a striped or spotted body
2. (Animals) any of certain other spotted sharks, such as Stegostoma tigrinum, of the Indian Ocean

ti′ger shark`


n.
a large, voracious shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, of warm seas.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiger shark - large dangerous warm-water shark with striped or spotted bodytiger shark - large dangerous warm-water shark with striped or spotted body
requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
Translations
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Fully a dozen feet in length, with the unmistakable phosphorescent cat's eye gleaming like a drowning star, I knew it for what it was, a tiger shark.
Not ten feet to the right, probing a coral fissure with her squid stick, was the Princess, and the tiger shark was heading directly for her.
You know the South Seas, and you know that the tiger shark, like the bald-face grizzly of Alaska, never gives trail.
It is almost uncanny the way they know sharks and can sense the presence of a real killer--a tiger shark, for instance, or a gray nurse strayed up from Australian waters.
Some witnesses said the shark was a seven-foot tiger shark.
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A 30-year-old woman was bitten in the leg by a fish said to be a tiger shark off the same beach last August.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, a flagship asset of Emaar Retail has launched an assisted breeding programme for one of its star inhabitants, the Sand Tiger Shark.
Shark conservation using artificial insemination (AI) is a major step being taken for the sand tiger shark whose stocks have dropped to an estimated 1,500 on the Australian East Coast and is expected to be extinct in the next three decades, said Dr Jon Daly, a scientist and research consultant who has been studying ways to save the population of sharks using AI.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo has launched an assisted breeding programme for its sand tiger shark.
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