porbeagle


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porbeagle:

see makomako
, heavy-bodied, fast-swimming shark, genus Isurus, highly prized as a game fish. Also known as the sharp-nosed mackerel shark, it is a member of the mackerel shark family, which also includes the white shark and the porbeagle.
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porbeagle

any of several voracious sharks of the genus Lamna, esp L. nasus, of northern seas: family Isuridae
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(2002) conducted a study on the reproduction of the porbeagle in the western North Atlantic Ocean, assessing sharks taken by the U.S.
Powerful and squat-bodied, porbeagle's are a member of the Lamnidae shark family - which is the same family as the Great White.
The porbeagle is a common find in UK waters but still caused quite a stir.
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Denmark on behalf of Greenland (porbeagle shark), Guyana (all 5 shark species and the manta rays), Japan (all 5 shark species), Iceland (porbeagle shark) and Yemen (hammerhead sharks) have entered specific reservations for some of the five commercially-valuable shark species and the manta rays now included in Appendix II.
They gave up attempting reopening discussion on porbeagle sharks.
The porbeagle shark, which eats mainly mackerel and herring, is relatively rare in British waters.
* Porbeagle sharks The closest relative to the great white shark - the porbeagle shark also visits Welsh waters from time to time, but is encountered more by fisherman than surfers.
Scott MacNichol, 30, was shaken up but uninjured after a porbeagle shark apparently mistook his camera equipment for food.
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The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) concluded without providing any trade protections whatsoever for severely depleted Atlantic bluefin tuna and four vulnerable species of sharks - scalloped hammerhead, oceanic white tip, porbeagle and spiny dogfish."We cannot continue to empty our oceans without consequence," said Susan Lieberman, director of international policy for the Pew Environment Group.