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Episode 2622

Oceanic whitetip shark
Tue, 2024-Jul-09 00:30 UTC
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Welcome to Featured Wiki of the Day, your daily dose of knowledge from Wikipedia’s finest articles.

The featured article for Tuesday, 9 July 2024 is Oceanic whitetip shark.

The oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) is a large pelagic requiem shark inhabiting tropical and warm temperate seas. It has a stocky body with long, white-tipped, rounded fins. The species is typically solitary, though they may gather in large numbers at food concentrations. Bony fish and cephalopods are the main components of its diet and females give live birth.

Though slow-moving, it is opportunistic and aggressive, and is reputed to be dangerous to shipwreck survivors. The IUCN Red List considers the species to be critically endangered. Recent studies show steeply declining populations as they are harvested for their fins and meat. As with other shark species, the whitetip faces mounting fishing pressure throughout its range.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:30 UTC on Tuesday, 9 July 2024.

For the full current version of the article, see Oceanic whitetip shark on Wikipedia.

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