Oceanic Whitetip Shark

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The oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, is a large pelagic shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. It is a stocky shark, most notable for its long, white-tipped, rounded fins.

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...
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