blue shark

noun

Definition of blue shark 

: a chiefly pelagic shark (Prionace glauca) that is found in all tropical and temperate seas and has been known to attack humans

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Tracking a wide range of species — blue shark, tiger shark, shortfin mako, great hammerhead, scalloped hammerhead, porbeagle, and dusky shark — the researchers sought to visualize all the human infrastructure that sharks must navigate. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Overfishing is decimating sharks. This map shows where they cross paths with fishing boats.," 26 July 2018 Footage taken by lifeguards at Cala Domingos beach shows the shark — later determined to be a 10-foot blue shark — swim toward the shore as panicked onlookers gather and watch from nearby rocks. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Popular Majorca beach evacuated after shark spotted swimming near panicked tourists," 3 Aug. 2018 Among those spotted were a live ocean sunfish and warm-water blue shark in the Gulf of Alaska, mahi mahi off the coast of Oregon, a Pacific sea turtle common in the Galapagos near San Francisco, and marlin in the waters off Southern California. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Heat waves over the ocean have ballooned and are wreaking havoc on marine life," 11 Apr. 2018

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1664, in the meaning defined above

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