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shark

(shärk)
n.
Any of numerous cartilaginous fishes of the subclass Elasmobranchii that are chiefly carnivorous and marine. Sharks have a streamlined torpedolike body, five to seven gill openings on each side of the head, a large oil-filled liver, and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales.
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We met in the maw of a hurricane, and parted in the maw of a shark, with seventeen intervening years of comradeship, the like of which I dare to assert has never befallen two men, the one brown and the other white.
Also, we made it a rule to take an additional several each time they hove the dead over to the sharks that swarmed about us.
A short length of line was trailing from the rope handle; and I knew that I was good for a day, at least, if the sharks did not return.
The custom of the woolly-heads of burying their dead in the sea did not tend to discourage the sharks from making the adjacent waters a hangout.
At that time, few people dived with sharks and popular consensus was that they were dangerous predators (the huge popularity of the movie Jaws in 1975 probably lent some weight to the vicious shark myth).
Luckily for the surfer, the shark continued swimming rather than attacking him.
Congress passes a new bill currently in committee: the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (H.
Fifth, many shark species are on the brink of extinction.
This years summit had three objectives, namely: to review the accomplishments and gaps based on the commitments crafted at the 2014 Shark Summit held in Cebu, second is to identify solutions and stakeholders to address gaps and other emerging issues on shark management and conservation, and lastly, to review and enhance proposed policies on shark protection.
In this present study, effort had been made to determine the shark species composition and percentage contribution from January, 2014 to December, 2014 in BFDC Fish harbor, Cox's Bazar and Fishery Ghat fish landing center, Chittagong.