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  • n. Any of various fish having black-colored tips.


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  • Most prominently, we noticed a blacktip shark, classified as near-threatened, swimming through the muck:

    Miles Grant: Marine Life Struggling in Oil Slick off Florida (VIDEO)

  • The two that have been genetically confirmed are a hammerhead bonnethead specifically and blacktip shark but they've now found suspected and probable cases with white bamboo sharks and a whitetip reef shark - the same species I saw in Australia when I wrote the Discovery Channel Expedition Shark blog.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • This newest case comes from a female blacktip shark at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

    Parenthood: Males need not apply.

  • The big finale is the "Living Ocean" exhibit, which boasts a 90-meter-long acrylic tunnel through a tank teeming with sharks -- four species to be exact: sand tiger, tawny nurse, leopard and blacktip reef -- as well as a giant blotched fantail ray that weighs 120 kilograms and is 1.8 meters wide.

    Finding Nemo

  • He said, no, those are blacktip sharks, that's what they do.

    CNN Transcript Jul 20, 2008

  • It's a blacktip reef shark is what many people are considering this shark may be.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2008

  • But again, a blacktip reef shark is what is considered to be in the water, possibly two of them today.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2008

  • One theory says that the blacktip jumped to dislodge suckerfish called remoras.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2008

  • One photographer snapped the picture of a blacktip shark bursting out of the water just within feet of a surfer.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2008

  • His boat released a poon estimated at 90 pounds and several blacktip sharks on drifted natural baits. Chronicle


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