Story: Sharks and rays

Blue shark

Sleek and slender with long pectoral fins, a young 2-metre blue shark weighs less than 40 kilograms. Their movement is sinuous, and thanks to their streamlined form they are among the fastest of sharks.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Other types of shark', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006