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  1. whitetip shark, oceanic whitetip shark, white-tipped shark, Carcharinus longimanus(noun)

    large deep-water shark with white-tipped dorsal fin; worldwide distribution; most dangerous shark

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  1. oceanic whitetip shark(Noun)

    a large pelagic shark, taxonomic name Carcharhinus longimanus, characterized by the white tips on the fin, often prone to attack humans.

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  1. Oceanic whitetip shark

    The oceanic whitetip shark is a large pelagic shark inhabiting tropical and warm temperate seas. Its stocky body is most notable for its long, white-tipped, rounded fins. This aggressive but slow-moving fish dominates feeding frenzies, and is a danger to shipwreck or air crash survivors. Recent studies show steeply declining populations because its large fins are highly valued as the chief ingredient of shark fin soup and, as with other shark species, the whitetip faces mounting fishing pressure throughout its range.

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