lemon shark

noun

Definition of lemon shark

: a medium-sized requiem shark (Negaprion brevirostris) of warm usually inshore waters that is yellowish brown to gray above with yellow or greenish sides, often congregates in groups, and is usually harmless to humans but may attack if provoked

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According to a long-term study on lemon sharks, this particular species is known to return to the location of their birth to mate. Erin Davis And Katherine Dillinger, CNN, "Shark Awareness Day facts to make you rethink 'Jaws'," 14 July 2019 According to a long-term study on lemon sharks, this particular species is known to return to the location of their birth to mate. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Shark Awareness Day facts to make you rethink ‘Jaws’," 14 July 2019 That list also includes hammerheads, lemon sharks and white sharks. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida man reels in 10-foot tiger shark, and followed the rules ... for now," 4 June 2019 According to a long-term study on lemon sharks, this particular species is known to return to the location of their birth to mate. Erin Davis And Katherine Dillinger, CNN, "Shark Awareness Day facts to make you rethink 'Jaws'," 14 July 2019 According to a long-term study on lemon sharks, this particular species is known to return to the location of their birth to mate. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Shark Awareness Day facts to make you rethink ‘Jaws’," 14 July 2019 That list also includes hammerheads, lemon sharks and white sharks. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida man reels in 10-foot tiger shark, and followed the rules ... for now," 4 June 2019 The shark menu for gators includes the big but docile nurse shark, the yellow-hued lemon shark, which are about 11 feet at adulthood, and the bonnethead, a type of hammerhead shark that grows to about five feet. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Many who got hurricane relief in Texas aren't sure Puerto Ricans should," 20 Oct. 2017 Persistence paid off, however, and Nifong confirmed four separate instances in which an American alligator ate a lemon shark, a nurse shark, a bonnethead shark, and an Atlantic stingray. National Geographic, "Alligators Attack and Eat Sharks, Study Confirms," 20 Sep. 2017

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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