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Blue Shark
Photo: Blue Shark, Prionace glauca.
Blue shark, Prionace glauca
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Where are they found? Atlantic OceanIndian OceanPacific Ocean

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The blue shark is one of the most abundant and far-ranging of all sharks. It is also a prolific breeder. Females sometimes litter as many as 135 pups.

This is a slimly built fish: a 2 m (6.5 ft.) specimen would weigh only about 32 kg (70 lb.).

The blue shark is sometimes known as the blue whaler because of its frequent presence at the scene of a whale kill. It occasionally attacks humans.

Blue sharks are found in all the tropical and temperate ocean waters of the world.

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