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Synonyms for thresher

a farm machine for separating seeds or grain from the husks and straw

large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed

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SHARKNADO Pelagic Thresher shark (photo by Noel Guevara)
They also made headlines in 2015 after someone on board reeled in a 19-stone thresher shark , believed to be only the second of its kind ever caught off Wales.
silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), and thresher sharks (Alopias
Depth distribution and post release survivorship of bigeye thresher sharks. Manuscript on file at the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research.
Thresher sharks are large lamniform sharks belonging to the Alopiidae family and are found in all temperate and tropical oceans of the world.
Post-release survivorship studies on common thresher sharks (Alopias vulpinus) captured in the southern California recreational fishery.
The conference also imposed strict regulations on the trade in silky and thresher sharks and devil rays, allowing trade only with special permits and calling for monitoring measures to be put in place.
Also on Monday, Cites members voted to include the silky shark, three species of thresher sharks and nine species of devil rays in its "Appendix II" listing, which strictly controls trade so that species are not overharvested or threatened.
Gethyn has encountered many a shark during fishing trips off Holyhead, including thresher sharks.
Graham Pullen, a veteran fisherman and presenter of the online Totally Awesome Fishing Show, said: "This huge influx of mackerel is sure to draw in the sharks - blue sharks, thresher sharks and the porbeagle shark all eat mackerel.
Thresher sharks are usually solitary creatures who keep themselves to themselves, and can be seen jumping out of the water like a dolphin.
Dozens of small to medium-sized thresher sharks are a common sight within the vicinity.
London, July 11 ( ANI ): Thresher sharks resort to sharp overhead "tail slaps" to stun or kill several of the smaller fish at once, a study has revealed.