Mako Shark

The shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, ("sharp nose") is a large shark of the Lamnidae family. Along with the closely related longfin mako, Isurus paucus, it is commonly called just mako shark. They are known to be incredibly fast swimmers with superior lateral movements.
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This species has an average full-grown length of 1.82–2.8 m (6–9.2 ft) and weight of approximately 200 kg (440 lb). The largest reported mako was said to be 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) and 4 m (13.2 ft), although the largest confirmed size is 3.96 m (13 ft) and 794 kg (1,750 lb). It has a bluish back and white underside. Although the sexes grow at about the same rate, females are thought to have a longer life span, and grow larger and weigh more than the males. Shortfin makos are renowned for their speed and their ability to leap out of the water. In fact, there are cases when an angry mako will jump out of the water and into the boat after it has been caught on the hook. Mako sharks have a better hydrodynamic shape than all other sharks, and this, combined with the lamnidae's typical high aerobic muscle mass, reflects in the spectacular speed and agility of both the longfin and shortfin makos.
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Mako Shark
The shortfin mako shark is a sleek spindle shaped shark with a long conical snout. This shark has short pectoral fins and a crescent shaped caudal (tail) fin. There is a distinct caudal keel on the caudal base. Its second dorsal fin is much smaller than the first. The teeth are slender and slightly curved with no lateral cusps, and are visible even when the mouth is closed. There is marked countershading on this shark: dorsally it is a metallic indigo blue while ventrally it is white.

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Mako Shark

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mako Shark, fist time I heard about this name.. But, why the men kill the sharks. Huh.. I don't agree with killing animal.

Anonymous said...

Because they are delicious

ken lambert said...

My name is Ken Lambert and I now live in Ohio. I don't think it is right to kill sharks just because you want to if they are putting people in danger then that is some thing else. To do it just for sport I am against that, I am also against the hunting of other animals just because you want to. I do know that some time that they have to be thinned out because of over population and if you don’t they may all die out. As for doing it for the fun no I don’t see that. I know that you can kill a few but it should be made sure that you are going to use them for food. If you don’t need it then help out family that need it.