From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
oceanic whitetip shark
, is a large
of tropical and warm temperate seas. It is a stocky shark, most notable for its long, white-tipped, rounded
This aggressive but slow-moving fish dominates
feeding frenzies, and is a danger to survivors of oceanic shipwrecks and downed aircraft — it has attacked more humans than all other shark species combined. Recent studies have shown that its numbers are in steep decline as its large fins are highly valued as the chief ingredient of shark fin soup and, as with other shark species, the oceanic whitetip faces mounting pressure from fishing throughout its range.
WikiProjects related to sharks:
is a lemon shark shark belonging to the family Carcharhinidae that can grow 10 feet (3.0 m) long. It is a popular choice for study, as it survives well in captivity.
Shark · Outline of sharks
(groundsharks) Carcharhiniformes · (extinct) Cladoselachiformes · (extinct) Eugeneodontida · (bullhead sharks) Heterodontiformes · (most primitive sharks) Hexanchiformes · (extinct) Hybodontiformes · (extinct) Iniopterygia · (mackerel sharks) Lamniformes · (carpet sharks and relatives) Orectolobiformes · (sawsharks and relatives) Pristiophoriformes · (gulper sharks, bramble sharks, lantern sharks, rough sharks, sleeper sharks, dogfish sharks and relatives) Squaliformes · (angel sharks) Squatiniformes · (extinct) Symmoriida · (also known as Xenacantiformes, extinct) Xenacanthida
Basking shark · Blue shark · Bull shark · Great hammerhead · Great white shark · Grey reef shark · Hammerhead shark · Megalodon · Megamouth shark · Nurse shark · Oceanic whitetip shark · Requiem shark · Scalloped hammerhead · Shortfin mako shark · Swellshark · Thresher shark · Tiger shark · Whale shark
Ampullae of Lorenzini · Mermaid's purses · Physical characteristics of sharks · Shark teeth · Shark threat display
( Attack drum lines, International Shark Attack File, Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, list of fatal, unprovoked shark attacks in the United States, shark net, shark proof cage, shark suit, Summer of the Shark) · ( Captivity shark tunnel) · Conservation ( grey nurse shark conservation, Shark Alliance, Shark Conservation Act, Shark Trust) · ( Fishing International Land-Based Shark Fishing Association, land-based shark fishing) · Products ( shark cartilage, shark finning, shark fin soup, shark liver oil)
Sharks in culture
Sharks in popular culture · The Gulf Stream (painting) · The Headington Shark · " Helicopter Shark" · Jabberjaw · ( Jaws (film) , Jaws (novel) ) Jaws (film series) · Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror · The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living · Shark Tale · Sharky & George · Sherman's Lagoon · Street Sharks · Watson and the Shark