white shark

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Recent Examples on the Web The increase in bites is likely related to a growing white shark population. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 May 2022 Whenever a tagged white shark swims within the range of these two receivers, authorities will be notified right away. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2022 Differences in speed, length, straightness and sinuosity of white shark movements were observed. Melissa Cristina Márquez, Forbes, 4 May 2022 There have been 333 white shark attacks in history, with 52 of them being fatal. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 2 Nov. 2021 The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries said in a statement that its biologists believe that a white shark almost 10 feet in length was likely responsible for the attack. NBC News, 17 Feb. 2022 Great white shark kills Sydney swimmer in 'chilling' attack, city's first in decades. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2022 Using a catalog of shark neuroscience data, researchers then applied filters to the video footage and created modeling programs that would simulate the way in which a young white shark would see the movements and shapes of different objects. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, 27 Oct. 2021 Great white shark sightings in the waters along eastern Florida have become increasingly common in recent years. Ed Killer, sun-sentinel.com, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of white shark

circa 1674, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2022

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“White shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20shark. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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