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

Examples of blue shark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the blue shark will dive more than a thousand feet during the day but return to the surface to spend the night. Lauren Kent, CNN, "How sharks outlived dinosaurs and adapted to suit their environment," 28 Nov. 2019 Leopard, mako and blue sharks have attacked humans in California as well. Allen Kim, CNN, "A surfer was rescued by helicopter after a shark attack off the California coast," 23 Dec. 2019 With fun prints like red apples and blue sharks, these 100 percent recyclable and compostable lunch bags have an adhesive strip that allows you to seal in sandwiches and other food items to keep them fresh. NBC News, "These lunch and bento boxes for kids make healthy eating even easier," 6 Sep. 2019 About 5 miles or more offshore, blue sharks are very common this time of year, said Skomal. Don Lyman, BostonGlobe.com, "Besides great whites, there’s little to fear among local sharks," 14 Aug. 2019 The blue shark is highly migratory and tends to move toward the north Atlantic during the summer months and toward the south Atlantic during the winter. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Overfishing is decimating sharks. This map shows where they cross paths with fishing boats.," 26 July 2018 The same type of blue shark was also responsible for a similar panic on the other side of the island last year, The Telepgraph reported. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Popular Majorca beach evacuated after shark spotted swimming near panicked tourists," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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1664, in the meaning defined above

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“Blue shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20shark. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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