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Recent Examples on the Web The state gave the program $3.75 million to look into the increase in white sharks along the California coastline. Ana Ramirez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Nov. 2023 There have been several encounters and sightings of white sharks this spring. Dan Radel, USA TODAY, 9 June 2023 On July 12, swimming was temporarily suspended due to white shark sightings at Head of the Meadow Beach, Coast Guard Beach, and Longnook Beach in Truro, according to the Twitter account MA Sharks, run by shark biologist John Chisholm. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2023 In the white sharks’ absence, South Africa’s west coast is changing. David Shiffman, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Sep. 2023 Scientists catch white sharks and collect their blood, mucus, feces and urine samples. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2023 Somewhere not far from the shore swims a group of five or more juvenile white sharks. Gina Errico, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2023 Surfers are more likely to encounter juvenile white sharks because more people surf year-round. Amaris Encinas, USA TODAY, 29 July 2023 Monday, July 24 Great White Fight Club at 8 p.m. EST/PST For this show, a team of experts ventures into the treacherous waters of New Zealand to provide groundbreaking evidence that female white sharks dominate the ocean, reigning over ocean battlegrounds. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 12 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1674, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white shark was circa 1674

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“White shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20shark. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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