noaafisheriesTake a look at these two shortfin mako sharks! Mako sharks are fast-moving and streamlined. They propel themselves through the water with short strokes of their thick, powerful tails. Shortfin mako sharks live near the surface in #tropical and temperate #oceans around the world. In the eastern Pacific Ocean, they’re found from the Columbia River to Chile. Off the West Coast, they’re most common off #California. In the Indo-Pacific, shortfin mako sharks are found from East Africa and the Red Sea to #Hawaii. Juveniles are most common in coastal waters, and adults are primarily found offshore. Shortfin makos are a highly #migratory species, capable of swimming long distances across entire oceans.
Learn more from NOAA's FishWatch.gov: http://www.fishwatch.gov/seafood_profiles/species/shark/species_pages/pac_shortfin_mako_shark.htm
Photo: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service.
#sharks #sharkweek #sharks365 #welovesharks #noaa #noaafisheries #southwest #fisheries #science #center
- coach_medVery cool!
- meremainAre Makos the fastest shark species?
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