|Researched by||Nuno Queiroz||Refereed by||Admin|
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The blue shark feeds on relatively small prey, especially squid and bony fishes, though other invertebrates, small sharks, and mammalian carrion is readily taken and seabirds occasionally are caught at the surface of the water. Squid are a very important prey of the blue shark and some species form huge breeding aggregations, which are attended by blue sharks. Much of the prey of the blue shark is pelagic, though bottom fishes and invertebrates figure in its diet also.This common oceanic shark is usually caught with pelagic longlines but also pelagic trawls, and even bottom trawls near coasts.
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