The Blue shark

The Blue shark is a common species as it is seen inseveral areas. It is also known as being a member of the top tenlist of the most dangerous sharks that are more likelyto be involved in shark attacks on humans. What else do you know about this shark species beside its color? I invite you to discover more interesting facts about Blue sharks by reading this article.

The Blue shark is a member of the order of the Carchariniformes.  Its scientific name is Prionace Glauca. Its description is quite simple. The color of its skin is blue; it is a long and narrow individual. Its snout is long, narrow and a bit pointy. It mouth is far away from the tip of its snout.

The Blue shark habitat is mainly located in both temperate and tropical waters. It can be seen in both coastal and open sea waters. It is a highly migratory specie and can be observed far away from continents and covering quite long distances in a short time period.

The Blue shark size can reach a maximal length of 3.8 m. Its reproductive system is called viviparous, which means that it gives birth to approximately 20 to 50 pups per litter. The Blue shark diet is not as diversified as its close cousins as it is mainly composed of squid and small bony fishes.

This shark species is also commonly target by sport angles as well as commercial fishing boats, the second one being the worst. After all, when you consider that 100 million sharks per year are killed and that 20 million of them are members of the Blue shark species, it is a huge factor that could eventually put them on the endangered species list.

Why are commercial fishing boats so interested in fishing Blue sharks? Well, it is quite profitable since their fins are quite in demand for culinary purposes such as in the making of shark fin soup, which is considered to be an Asiatic delicacy. Oil, meat, their cartilage and vitamins-rich liver are also important factors in the destruction of so many Blue sharks.

If you wish to learn more about other types of sharks, I invite you to visit the following main page of this site: Types of sharks.