from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mackerel shark (Lamna nasus) of temperate Atlantic waters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large pelagic predatory shark, Lamna nasus, of the Atlantic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of shark (Lamna cornubica), about eight feet long, having a pointed nose and a crescent-shaped tail; -- called also mackerel shark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any shark of the family Lamnidæ, and especially of the genus Lamna; a kind of tope or mackerel-shark.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacific
"Those at greatest risk of extinction in the north-east Atlantic include heavily fished, large sharks and rays, such as porbeagle and common skate, as well as commercially valuable deep-water sharks and spiny dogfish."
I'm too late, but it is almost positively a porbeagle (Lamna nasus).
I'm disqualified, I know, but that's a porbeagle ... mako is a good second guess, but the dorsal isn't short enough.
Yes | No | Report from Alex Pernice th ... wrote 50 weeks 5 days ago porbeagle? and I do agree with WA Mtnhunter, Its a Dead shark.
At this point I'd like to use my free spin and change my answer to porbeagle.
Mohajerani says these are some of the most endangered sharks: great white shark, basking shark, dusky shark, spiny dogfish, hammerhead, giant devil ray, porbeagle shark, oceanic white tip and whale shark.
Great whites and their relatives the makos, porbeagle, thresher sharks and unrelated tunas have evolved to functionally become warmer-blooded animals.
Unfortunately, another species did not receive any protection, the severely depleted porbeagle shark.
Members deserve credit for adopting protections on silky sharks, but they should have done more to safeguard the porbeagle and other fish species.
The winning fish, it turned out, was a 361-pound porbeagle shark hauled in on the Marshfield-based fishing boat Karen Jean II.