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Porbeagle Shark

Line of sharks

Photo of a dead Porbeagle Shark

Map showing the Porbeagle Shark's habitat
The Porbeagle Shark can be up to 12 ft. long, but normally not longer than 10 ft. long. The Porbeagle Shark is compact, but streamlined, bluish to greyish with a light almost white belly.

The Porbeagle Shark is a very fast swimming shark, which can be shown by looking at the prey of a Porbeagle Shark. The Porbeagle Shark feet on fast fish like mackerel and herring, but also species that lives in deep waters like codfish and flatfish.

The Porbeagle Shark lives in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean and in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean. In some areas people fish for Porbeagle Sharks from a boat and they can return with a couple of hundred from a single trip.

The Porbeagle Shark is sexually mature when it is 5 year old, and the Porbeagle can be up to 20-30 years old. Porbeagle Sharks are pregnant for 8 month and they give birth to 1-5 young ones that are 23-29 in. long. The reproduction of the Porbeagle Shark is a bit unusual, because the first hatched egg in the uterus eats the other eggs, you can call it a sort of cannibalization.

The Porbeagle Shark is thought to be dangerous to humans, but because the Porbeagle Shark spends most of its time in deep waters down to 400 yd. humans very seldom interact with them. Sometimes Porbeagle Sharks comes to the surface, but it is a long distance from shore.

The Porbeagle Shark can have a body temperature that are up to 52 F (11 C) higher than the water surrounding it and that is more than any other shark.

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