The Mako Shark is on of the worlds fastest sharks. It can
travel up to 22 miles per hour. Most large Make sharks are
found in colder waters and the mako is at the top of the
food chain in the Atlantic ocean. They are also great for
leaping out of water. Fishing groups go out trying to catch
them to see their great 30 inch jumps out of water.
Makos average 5-8 feet (1.5-2.5 m) long but can reach 12
feet (3.7 m) long, about weighing 1,000 pounds (450 kg).
Mako's are found in temperate and tropical seas and not
in arctic ones. They are deep ocean swimmers and hunters
but they are also found to come inshore often. Makos diet
includes school fish, tuna, herring, mackerel, swordfish
and dolphins. But they are not picky eaters when hungry
and will eat almost anything.