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Salmon Shark Photos - A Large Shark That Inhabits the North Pacific Ocean

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The salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, lives in the north Pacific ocean, in both coastal waters and in the open ocean, feeding on salmon, and also on sablefish, and herring. They have been observed taking sea otters and marine birds also. They are medium grey to black, with a white underside with darker blotches, and grow to nearly 12 feet in length, weight 700 pounds, and are believed to live to 25 years. Salmon sharks are highly migratory and there is annual north-south movement of salmon sharks in both the eastern and western Pacific. Salmon sharks inhabit Gulf of Alaska waters during all months of the year. They are considered to be a direct competitor for commercially important fish species, in particular salmon and herring. Salmon shark are ovoviviparous, they produce eggs that hatch within the female's body, and they bear live young producing two to six pups after a nine month gestation. They are warm-bodied and streamlined predators adapted for high-speed swimming, and have an ability to maintain body temperature by means of a biological heat exchange system called the rete mirabile, which is a complex net of veins and arteries.

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Picture of salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, specimen, central California, Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, Alaska, Pacific Ocean

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Image of fossil salmon shark teeth, 40 million years old, ancestor of porbeagle shark

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Photo of a captured salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, on deck about to be measured, fitted with a satelite-based data recorder, and released. Prince William Sound, Alaska, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of salmon shark, Lamna ditropis. Little known except to scientists and local fishermen, the salmon shark is a fast swimmer that locates prey primarily by sight. It is also warm-blooded, maintaining a body temperature significantly higher than its surroundings. Prince William Sound, Alaska, Pacific Ocean.

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Stock photo of salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, lateral view, pen and ink illustration.

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Image of salmon shark, Lamna ditropis. Little known except to scientists and local fishermen, the salmon shark is a fast swimmer that locates prey primarily by sight. It is also warm-blooded, maintaining a body temperature significantly higher than its surroundings. Prince William Sound, Alaska, Pacific Ocean.

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Photo of fossil salmon shark teeth, 40 million years old, ancestor of porbeagle shark

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Picture of researcher Lee Hulbert hoisting a captured salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, aboard, where it will quickly be measured, fitted with a satelite-based data recorder, and released. Prince William Sound, Alaska, Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, salmon shark, Lamna ditropis. Little known except to scientists and local fishermen, the salmon shark is a fast swimmer that locates prey primarily by sight. It is also warm-blooded, maintaining a body temperature significantly higher than its surroundings. Prince William Sound, Alaska, Pacific Ocean.

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Image of a captured salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, on deck in a protective sling about to be measured, fitted with a satelite-based data recorder, and released. Prince William Sound, Alaska, Pacific Ocean

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Photo of a pair of salmon shark, Lamna ditropis. Close relatives of the mako and great white, a pair of salmon sharks patrol just below the surface of chilly North Pacific waters. Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, being fitted with a satelite-based data recorder and released. Prince William Sound, Alaska, Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, external anatomy, pen and ink illustration.

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Image of a captured salmon shark, Lamna ditropis, on deck in a protective sling about to be measured, fitted with a satelite-based data recorder, and released. Prince William Sound, Alaska, Pacific Ocean

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Photo of a salmon shark, Lamna ditropis,specimen, central California, Pacific Ocean

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