from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus
- n. the whitetip reef shark, Triaenodon obesus
- n. any of the hummingbirds of the Urosticte genus, characterized by the white tips on the males' rectrices
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A humming-bird of the genus Urosticte.
Shark advocates had high hopes going into the two-week meeting as up for discussion were proposals to regulate the trade in porbeagle, spiny dogfish, oceanic whitetip and scalloped hammerhead sharks.
It is believed that an oceanic whitetip and a mako shark, which have been caught in waters near the city, are responsible for the attacks.
Last week, for example, negotiators at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas - which oversees dozens of fish stocks in the Atlantic Ocean - imposed new restrictions on vulnerable species such as oceanic whitetip and hammerhead sharks.
By contrast, he added, The science on oceanic whitetip sharks is very clear.
In November, international authorities banned the catching of oceanic whitetip and several types of hammerhead sharks in the Atlantic, but international negotiators declined to impose trade restrictions last spring.
The oceanic whitetip, while slow-moving, is very aggressive and "dominates feeding frenzies," according to Wikipedia.
So you have the mako to track people down and the whitetip to chew them up.
Here's why it was: After reviewing photographic evidence from the attacks, shark experts have determined that two separate species, the mako and the oceanic whitetip, did the attacking, ruling out the notion of a deranged rogue shark.
You have the mako to track people down and the whitetip to chew them up.
At the end of the dive, two whitetip sharks approached and then turned away.
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