tiger shark

noun

Definition of tiger shark

: a large gray or brown stocky-bodied requiem shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri) that is nearly cosmopolitan especially in warm seas and can be dangerous to humans — see shark illustration

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Recent Examples on the Web Pimiento notes that some sharks, like the sand tiger shark, are not mesothermic but still have cannibalistic embryos. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Cannibalism in the Womb May Have Made Megalodon a Titanic Terror," 5 Oct. 2020 In the Caribbean, a deepsea camera captured footage of a 14-foot tiger shark suffering an assault by a large, unseen beast. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Shark Week 2020: When is it? What celebrities will take part? What’s the schedule?," 4 Aug. 2020 Last year, Adam Devine and a team of marine biologists discovered a secret tiger shark lair, which may be the largest congregation of tiger sharks on the planet. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Everything you need to know about Shark Week 2020," 9 Aug. 2020 Four shark species, included sandbar sharks, sand tiger sharks, lemon sharks and nurse sharks, can be spotted in the shark exhibit. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Take a virtual tour of a Phoenix museum or other fun spots during COVID-19. Most are free," 8 Apr. 2020 Kahookele-Santos, an Andaz Beach Crew employee, used his paddle to fight off a tiger shark that bit a guest’s board. USA TODAY, "Lobster blood, Washington’s teeth, Hawaii shark hero: News from around our 50 states," 21 Feb. 2020 The closest shark being tracked near the Alabama coast is an 8-foot-long, 200 pound tiger shark named SouthJaw, who is currently in the waters off Pensacola. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "New great white shark in Gulf of Mexico," 3 Dec. 2019 The record for the International Game Fish Association's junior and smallfry category is a 312-kilogram (687 pounds) tiger shark caught by Ian Hissey in 1997. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "He's 8 years old and weighs 88 pounds. Yet Jayden Millauro managed to catch a 692-pound shark," 15 Oct. 2019 Boling, 17, of Bel Air, is specializing in veterinary science through the NRAS magnet program and is researching ways to conserve sand tiger shark populations for her senior Capstone project. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Harford teacher and student accomplishments celebrated at Education Foundation ‘Tools for Schools Breakfast’," 15 Oct. 2019

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circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Tiger shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20shark. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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