(Linnaeus, 1758); CARCHARHINIDAE FAMILY; also called blue whaler, great blue shark, bluedog
Inhabits cool temperate seas, often near the surface, but usually submerged to depths of 110 to 170 fathoms in the tropics or in areas with warm water currents, 50°-68°F (10°- 20°C). It is usually replaced as the common large pelagic shark by the white tip in areas of warm surface water. It is present in the Mediterranean, absent from the Baltic and Red Seas, and extremely rare in the Gulf of Mexico.
It is recognizable by its brilliant blue color. It is dark cobalt or indigo blue dorsally, lightening...