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 In the video, Cena approaches a July whiteboard calendar and excitedly notices a blue shark doodle drawn on July 7. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 Read Next California Massive sea creatures linger near boat off California coast in ‘unforgettable’ moment March 21, 2024 10:52 AM Read Next California Enormous sea creatures investigate a ‘startled’ blue shark off California. Daniella Segura, Sacramento Bee, 3 Apr. 2024 Lemon sharks, bull sharks, mako sharks and blue sharks are among those that give birth to live young. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2024 Cape fur seals enjoy dining on the energy-rich livers of blue sharks. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 11 Apr. 2023 That includes eight bigger animals like the massive basking shark, the common blue shark and the infamous great white shark. Mark Graves | , oregonlive, 11 Mar. 2023 The robes were sold in sizes 2T through 10 years in blue, plaid, red rose, and in blue shark, green dinosaur, and white dinosaur patterns. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2023 And in Canada’s Bay of Fundy off New Brunswick, scientists are also attributing the rise in blue shark sightings this summer to a warmer ocean. Brianna Randall, Discover Magazine, 3 Oct. 2022 Reports suggest that the woman may have been on a blue shark spotting snorkeling trip when the incident took place. Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN, 2 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue shark was in 1664

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“Blue shark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

blue shark

: an active shark of warm and temperate seas that is blue above and white below and that occasionally attacks people

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