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Blue Shark Printout
HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION
Blue sharks are pelagic; they are found in open waters. Like most pelagic sharks, they are found worldwide.
BLUE SHARK ATTACKS
Blue sharks are considered dangerous, and there have been attacks on people.
Blue sharks are viviparous. Litters consist of 4 to 135 pups; the number of pups increases as the size of the mother increases. The gestation period is almost 1 year. Females are mature at 5 years old.
Atlantic blue sharks migrate across the Atlantic Ocean each year, following the warm Gulf Stream waters on their eastward trip. They travel a circuit from the Caribbean Sea, along the coast of the USA, east to Europe, south to the African coast, and back to the Caribbean.
Blue sharks often form large, all-male or all-female schools (groups) which contain sharks that are about the same size. No one knowns why they do this.
The blue shark is classified as low risk/near endangered.
BLUE SHARK CLASSIFICATION
Kingdom Animalia (animals)
SubPhylum Vertebrata (vertebrates)
Class Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
Subclass Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays)
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Blue Shark Printout
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