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white shark

n.
The great white shark.
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Noun1.white shark - large aggressive shark widespread in warm seaswhite shark - large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
mackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks
Carcharodon, genus Carcharodon - man-eating sharks
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Witness the white bear of the poles, and the white shark of the tropics; what but their smooth, flaky whiteness makes them the transcendent horrors they are?
As for the white shark, the white gliding ghostliness of repose in that creature, when beheld in his ordinary moods, strangely tallies with the same quality in the Polar quadruped.
A great white shark on Tuesday decided to personally greet a fishing trip off the coast of Massachusetts.
GREAT White Shark gave Willie Mullins his third successive victory in the Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap, the feature event on the first day of the Galway Festival.
Lydia gained some notoriety as the first white shark to be tracked crossing the Atlantic, while Mary Lee tended to stay a little closer to the coast.
The white shark Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) is one of the five living species of the family Lamnidae (Compagno, 2001).
Reviewing the tracks of Mary Lee, a 16-foot female white shark, and other OCEARCH-tagged shark tracks, I learned that white sharks not only travel great distances (> 20,000 miles in three years), but their migration patterns include the east and west coast of Florida, which was news to me.
The photos show a finback whale lying belly-up in the water while a great white shark chomped on its remains.
A GREAT white shark has been spotted off the coast of Mallorca, for the first time in 30 years.
A great white shark has been spotted near Spain's Balearic Islands for the first time in at least 30 years.