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SharksSharks - Sharks are amazing fish that have been around since long before the dinosaurs existed. Details all the major shark species with over ten pictures and an overview. Links to sharks sites for further information. Shark species including: Great White Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Tiger Shark, Bull Shark and Whale Shark.



The mako shark is a pelagic, or open ocean shark. The mako shark is found around the world in warm and temperate seas, in the Pacific from Oregon to Chile. Includes pictures and external links for further information.


Mako Shark

The mako shark is a pelagic, or open ocean shark. It's dark blue on the back and white on the underside of its body. These deep-water sharks grow to eight feet, rarely reaching a length of 12.5 feet. Its average size is six to eight feet. The mako shark is highly specialized for continuous swimming, and is considered one of the fastest sharks in the water. It can achieve speeds of more than 22 mph. It has long, knifelike teeth and feeds mainly on mackerel, squid and a variety of fishes including the fast-moving tunas, swordfishes and other sharks. Marine mammals do not appear to be an important food for mako sharks.

Mako Shark

Mako Shark

The mako shark is found around the world in warm and temperate seas, in the Pacific from Oregon to Chile, and juvenile makos are common in southern California during the summer months. Some scientists believe that female mako sharks migrate into San Diego's waters to have their pups. From spring to autumn, pups and one to two-year-old sharks can be found off San Diego, several miles out at sea.

Mako Shark

Mako Shark

The mako is generally not a threat to divers and swimmers since it lives in the open ocean where people seldom venture.

The mako is also called bonito, mackerel shark, spriglio, paloma, or shortfin mako.






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