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Mako shark

Mako shark (Isurus glaucus), or blue-gray shark, also called "bonito", "mako". Scientists distinguish two species - Isurus glaucus (found in the waters of the Seychelles) and I. oxyrinchus.

It reaches 4 meters in length and weighs half a ton. Dark blue above, white below. The teeth are thin, smooth-edged and very sharp. Widespread throughout the tropics. The mako shark has been seen more than once off the coast, near the beaches, where it attacked people swimming. A case that took place in 1956 on one of the beaches of Puerto Rico is widely known. A large mako shark, swimming at a depth of no more than a meter along the coast, was shot from an underwater gun by a diver standing on the coast. With a jerk, the shark freed itself from the arrow and rushed at the shooter, almost grabbing him with its teeth on land. Mako shark is often found in the open ocean, where it is able to attack small boats. It is referred to the most aggressive cannibals with good reason. In addition to people, mako, or bonito, eats fish (often quite large), cephalopods, crustaceans. As an object of sport fishing, it is highly valued because it has excellent fighting qualities and high speed (it is considered the fastest of all sharks). Catching this fish is truly exciting - the shark is thrown out of the water, making candles, subtly resisting. Ernest Hemingway caught the record-breaking mako shark (357 kg) for its time.


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