white shark


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Recent Examples on the Web Several nearby surfers witnessed the encounter, and the swimmer was able to identify the animal as a juvenile white shark, according to Carey. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Shark bites swimmer’s fin off Coronado; city closes beach for 2 days," 30 Dec. 2020 Marine biologists say Herrington probably encountered a white shark given the location and nature of the attack. oregonlive, "Surfer who survived encounter with great white shark: ‘I didn’t want to die’," 9 Dec. 2020 The shark was likely a white shark, Tiffany Boothe, of Seaside Aquarium, added. al, "Alabama woman seeks help for son attacked by shark in Oregon," 8 Dec. 2020 Data on white shark population sizes, life histories and migratory patterns, can be used to inform marine protection policy, says Block, adding that sharks play a vital role in maintaining ecological balance in the ocean. Leif Coorlim, CNN, "As white sharks gather in Monterey Bay, scientists grab the chance to study them up close," 3 Dec. 2020 Measuring at 15 feet and 5 inches, the adult female is the second biggest white shark OCEARCH has tagged in the northwest Atlantic, CNN affiliate WSOC-TV reported. Giulia Heyward And Saba Hamedy, CNN, "A 2,000-pound great white shark has been spotted near Miami," 10 Nov. 2020 Footage from the drone shows the 1.5-meter white shark approaching Wilkinson's board before turning away at the last moment. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Pro surfer Matt Wilkinson has close encounter with shark in Australia," 8 Oct. 2020 Matt Wilkinson was surfing at Sharpes Beach at Ballina when the team at Surf Life Saving NSW noticed a five-foot white shark just behind him, the organization said in a press release. Jack Guy, CNN, "This surfer had no idea how close he came to a shark -- until he saw the drone footage," 7 Oct. 2020 The Shark Attack File stated a white shark is believed to be responsible. Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, "Drones reveal shark fests, though US bites remain rare," 11 Aug. 2020

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circa 1674, in the meaning defined above

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“White shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20shark. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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