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Shark

A company that is offering or executing a hostile takeover. If a firm makes an offer to shareholders to acquire a publicly-traded company after the board of directors refused, or if it bypasses the board completely, one refers to the acquiring firm as a shark. This is a derogatory term, and so one might expect the board, management, or even employees, to use it more than shareholders. See also: Shark repellent.

shark

An investor or firm that is hostile to the target firm's management and that is interested in taking over the firm.
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Sharks have become a major public safety concern in Massachusetts since last year, (https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2019/05/24/cape-cod-great-white-sharks-summer-safety) when a 26-year-old man was killed in a fatal shark attack off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Cape Cod.
He added: We are campaigning for limits on shark fishing and also at the UN for a strong Global Ocean Treaty which will help shark populations recover from decades of overfishing and provide greater protection for marine life in our seas.
Shark encounters are fairly rare in the Philippines, despite the country being a top dive destination and a major bastion of life in the Coral Triangle.
'Our results show major high seas fishing activities are currently centred on ecologically important shark hotspots worldwide,' said Professor David Sims, who led the study as part of the Global Shark Movement Project based at the Marine Biological Association Laboratory in Plymouth, UK.
Cannibal Sharks, Monday Experts show that shark-on-shark attacks take place more than we'd imagine.
The megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios), which is protected under the country's fisheries law as it is considered endangered, was alive but wounded when it was trapped in a fishing net off Barangay Cugman here on Friday, said Cheryl Magante, fishing regulation officer of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Northern Mindanao region.
BFAR-10 Fishing Regulation Officer Cheryl Magante said the megamouth shark, which weighs about 400 kilograms, was 3.048 meters long and a meter wide.
The selling of shark meat has not only been confined to fish stalls but catering services also serve shark meat at weddings and other events in the form of finger fish or fish kebabs - without the knowledge of the consumers.
Sharks are famous for being carnivores, or meat eaters.
According to the fishermen, the weight of the shark is around five tons and is 16 feet long.
More than half of urban Thais have tried shark fin and alarmingly 61% plan to consume it again in the future, according to our 2017 survey.
If a whale shark comes directly towards you, simply remain calm and split into two groups so that the shark can swim between you.