Definition of blue shark in English:

blue shark


  • A long, slender shark with an indigo-blue back and white underparts, found typically in the open sea.

    Prionace glauca, family Carcharhinidae

    • ‘It was a blue shark, around two metres long, and showed no interest in the divers or the fish.’
    • ‘I have even used them for catching big blue sharks weighing over a hundred pounds.’
    • ‘The tope is closely related to the blue shark and shares many of the features of this fish.’
    • ‘However, in the last three decades, the blue shark has been the most frequently seen and caught large shark off the south shore of Long Island.’
    • ‘It is estimated that tens of millions of sharks are killed this way each year, particularly blacktip, silky and blue sharks, caught on tuna gear.’