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Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Scientific Name:
Carcharhinus longimanus
Family Name:
4 meters (13 feet)
370 pounds (167.4 kg)
grayish bronze to brown in color, varying depending upon geographical location.
Life Span:
6 or 7 years
tuna, barracuda and white marlin, squid, turtles, seabirds and even garbage that has been disposed of at sea.
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Oceanic Whitetip Shark

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Oceanic Whitetip Shark Description
  The oceanic whitetip shark is a stocky and heavy set animal, up to 4 meters (13 feet) in length, with an enlarged first dorsal fin and large paddle like pectoral fins. The tips of the dorsal fins, caudal lobes and pectoral fins are mottled white on adults while juveniles may also have black marks. However the amount of pigmentation on the fin tips varies and is occasionally completely absent. The rest of the body is dark gray or olive gray in colour. The upper teeth are broad and triangular with serrated edges while the lower teeth have narrow serrated cusps and broad bases.
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