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Mako, fl tip, tiger, blue, thresher, spiny dogfish, smooth dogfish, sand, and sandbar are the sharks caught off the Mid-Atlantic coast and typically found in seafood markets throughout the region at various times during the year.
Mako sharks inhabit oceanic tropical and warm, temperate waters in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Caribbean.
Yet shark meat can also be skinned and cut into chunks and stir-fried, or you may poach the meat and use it in a salad.
www.ocean.udel.edu /mas/seafood/mako.html   (632 words)

 Shortfin mako shark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, ("sharp nose") is a large shark of the Lamnidae family.
The closely related longfin mako shark, Isurus paucus, is found in the Gulf Stream or warmer offshore waters.
The shortfin mako shark is a yolk-sac ovoviviparous shark, meaning it gives birth to live young who feed from a sac full of yolk in the womb.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shortfin_mako_shark   (384 words)

 The Pelagic Shark Research Foundation - Mako Shark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The makos of today feed on some of the worlds fastest and highly developed tunas and billfish, mako sharks are at the very apex of the marine food chain.
Makos have been known to feed on dolphins, porpoise and blue sharks and are known for being able to leap high into the air.
Both types of mako are heavily built with the trademark strong caudal keels that are a common feature among lamnids such as white sharks, porbeagles and salmon sharks.
www.pelagic.org /montereybay/pelagic/makoshark.html   (494 words)

 mako shark
Andy (the one closet to the shark) was the angler and Karl Bacon was helmsman and wireman.
Mako is a new IGFA all tackle record, it was taken in the Oak Bluffs, Mass.
The mako is the bully in its territory.
www.newenglandsharks.com /shortfin.htm   (2013 words)

 WhaleTimes Fishin' for Facts~Mako Shark
Mako sharks are "mackerel sharks" in the Family Lamnidae.
Mako sharks are considered dangerous and have been known to attack swimmers and boats.
Mako sharks are a popular sport fish and are described as exciting and extremely dangerous to catch.
www.whaletimes.org /makoshark.htm   (258 words)

 Mako Shark
The warm-blooded mako is a member of the family of mackerel sharks (which includes the great white).
Makos are aggressive, are able to leap out of the water, will eat almost anything and have been known to attack humans and even boats.
The mako shark is generally considered dangerous and is coveted as a gamefish.
www.geocities.com /zander23/mako.html   (110 words)

 SDNHM: Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)
The mako is highly specialized for continuous swimming, and is considered one of the fastest sharks in the water.
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.
The mako is generally not a threat to divers and swimmers since it lives in the open ocean where people seldom venture.
www.sdnhm.org /kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/mako.html   (223 words)

 Shortfin mako shark what is a Mako shark
The stomach contents of sharks caught in gillnets off Natal, South Africa, showed a 60 to 40 ratio of shark to bony fish, while a study from the northeastern United States found 77.5 percent of the mako diet was bluefish.
Shortfin makos are caught with trolled baits and lures as well as with live or dead baits fished from anchored or drifting boats.
“Makos are commercially caught by the sword fishing fleet and by most of the tuna fleet in tremendous numbers, so one being caught by recreational fishermen would have a negligible impact on the populations,” Castro said.
www.sharktoothgifts.com /mako.htm   (701 words)

 Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department: Shortfin Mako   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the eastern Atlantic the shortfin mako ranges from Norway to South Africa, including the Mediterranean and it is found throughout the Indian Ocean from South Africa to Australia.
In this sense the makos are somewhat "warm-blooded," meaning that heat in their blood is conserved within the body and not lost through the gills.
The caudal keel is prominent and the caudal fin is lunate.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /fish/Gallery/Descript/ShortfinMako/Shortfinmako.html   (1746 words)

 Biology of the Longfin Mako
The Longfin Mako's large eyes indicate that it is a deep-dwelling species and suggest that it may be a visual hunter.
Off Montauk, New York, another Shortfin Mako of about 800 pounds (365 kilograms) was observed biting the tail off a Swordfish of undetermined size; when the shark was landed, it was found to contain about 150 pounds (68 kilograms) of Swordfish flesh*.
The shark and a large Swordfish were feeding in the same vicinity drawn by the same concentration of prey - the Longfin Mako in its low-energy way, the Swordfish in its characteristic high-speed manner.
www.elasmo-research.org /education/shark_profiles/i_paucus.htm   (1328 words)

 Richard Ellis Gallery: Mako Shark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The reproduction and parturition of the mako and the porbeagle are thought to be similar.
Makos have particularly long teeth, which are not serrated like those of their infamous cousin, the great white, nor are they cusped like those of their relative, the porbeagle.
This occurs to a limited extent with the mako, but its lower teeth are always erect and serve to give this shark, in life as well as in death, a snaggletoothed and fearful visage.
www.postmodern.com /~fi/sharkpics/ellis/mako.htm   (1037 words)

 Mako Shark Research-Graham
Because sharks are exceptionally vulnerable to fishing pressure and because the bight is a nursery ground for newborn and juvenile sharks, biologists have expressed concerns that gillnetting might cause the mako shark population to crash suddenly and remain chronically suppressed.
Tagged sharks ranged from 75 centimeters (the length of a newborn) to 150 centimeters (the length of a two- or three-year-old) and weighed between 6 kilograms and 45 kilograms.
Sharks were also observed to continue foraging after being tagged, suggesting the tags had not altered normal activity—a concern when basing scientific findings solely on observations of tagged animals.
www-csgc.ucsd.edu /STORIES/GrahamSharks.html   (1234 words)

 Mako Shark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The whale shark and the basking shark, two plankton feeders that are characterized by slow and ponderous movements, have keels on their tail structure, and the tiger shark, not known for speed, also shows this characteristic.
Only makos and porbeagles were tested, but white sharks, the third member of the family, were examined, and showed the same structural modifications, so it is safe to assume that they share this ability.
A pregnant mako has been examined, and it was found to contain ten embryos, five male and five female, ranging in size from 25 inches to 27.5 inches.
www.fishingsociety.org /MakoShark.html   (644 words)

 Mako Shark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Shortfin mako sharks have a fairly narrow preferred temperature range of approximately 17 - 22° C (62.6 -71.6° F).
The mako is one of the so-called "supersharks." It is steely blue in color with a long pointed snout and curved, dagger-like teeth.
It is believed to be the fastest of all the sharks and definitely holds the record for both long distance travel and for spectacular leaps out of the water.
www.oceanofk.org /tag/Mako   (296 words)

 Madeira Island, Portugal - Deep Sea Marlin and Tuna Fishing
The back of the shortfin mako is a brilliant blue-gray or cobalt blue and the sides are light blue, changing to snowy white on the belly including the lower jaw.
The mako is a known enemy of the broadbill swordfish.
Like mako and its relatives, the white shark and the porbeagle shark, differ from most sharks in that they are warm-blooded.
www.madeira-fishing.com /html/fish/mako_shark.html   (349 words)

 Mako Shark Fishing at Fisherman's Outfitter.com
If the angler hauls the mako too close to the boat the operator should tell the angler he is going to move off with the boat stripping the line off the reel until the mako is safely away from the boat.
The mako may make a half dozen sensational somersaulting repetitive jumps during a fight, and yet some will not jump at all, or worse wait till they are alongside the boat.
Below, a mako is being cut loose, not on the wire, but on the hook, by a pair of bolt cutters.
www.fishermansoutfitter.com /t-makoshark.aspx   (3398 words)

 Mako Shark
The Mako Sharks are considered high risk due to their predatory behavior and speed when hunting.
The Mako Shark swims in the same waters as the Blue Shark and is boss.
Mako Sharks are dominant in these waters and it has been known for Mako Sharks to kill Blue Sharks.
www.sharkbookings.com /mako-shark.html   (463 words)

 Shark Fishing Charters with Big Fish II | Shark Fishing Photos
Mako Sharks, Porbeagle and Threshers also frequent our waters and are excellent to eat.
New England sharks are usually caught in deep water from 150' to 500' east of Stellwagen Bank.
Thresher sharks are most prevalent during August, September and October and are known for their very long upper tail fin sometimes as long as the body of the shark itself.
www.bigfishcharters.com /shark_fishing.htm   (297 words)

 Sharks; Mako (Isurus spp.), sharks' fins stripped for medicinal purposes.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Mako Shark is highly sought for its tender meat, and especially in Asian markets, for their shark fins which have even greater value for medicinal purposes.
As with most shark species, Mako Sharks are particularly susceptible to overfishing because they have long life cycles, resulting in the species being fished twice as fast as they are able to produce.
Mako Sharks mature in seven to twelve years and only then produce small litters of baby sharks in their lifetime.
www.extravalue.com /shark.shtml   (219 words)

 Isurus oxyrinchus, Shortfin Mako Shark at MarineBio.org
The ancient Mako hastilus was probably 6 m long and nearly 2,800 kg; it was the Cretaceous Grand mako that shared the seas with kronosaurs, ichthyosaurs, and plesiosaurs.
The mako sharks are an easily recognizable shark exhibiting all the traits of a Lamnid, they are an extremely robust and streamlined pelagic shark with well developed eyes (larger in the Longfin) and an endothermic circulatory system (warm bloodedness) that is known to maintain elevated muscle temperatures of up to.6°C above the ambient water temperature.
Mako sharks have five large gill slits, well-developed eyes (slightly larger in the Longfin) and pronounced knife-like, non-serrated teeth.
marinebio.org /species.asp?id=36   (1254 words)

 SDNHM: From the Shore to the Deep Blue Sea
Sharks live in a variety of ocean habitats -- in shallow water, on the sandy sea bottom, and in the deep sea.
The horn shark and swell shark are most common on the ocean bottom among the kelp beds.
The angel shark lives slightly farther offshore, along the ocean bottom near the edge of the kelp forests.
www.sdnhm.org /kids/sharks/shore-to-sea/index.html   (214 words)

 Mako Shark | Blue Shark
Mako Shark are known to leap up to 20 feet out of the water and are seen as the athletes of the shark world and this is a real sight to see.
Their interest in the Mako shark has grown exponentially after each encounter,the first of which was 6 years ago and hundreds of others since.
Mako sharks have the ability to make prodigious leaps out of the water and this can been observed if you are lucky.
www.sharkbookings.com /pelagic-falsebay.html   (847 words)

 MAKO SHARK - Enchanted Learning Software
Makos are mackerel sharks that are incredibly fast swimmers and can also leap out of the water.
Sharks teeth are located in rows which rotate into use as needed.
Mako sharks are the fastest swimming sharks and can even leap out of the water.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/sharks/species/Mako.shtml   (447 words)

 ABC-KID.com - Mako Shark Pictures for Kids
The Mako Shark is on of the worlds fastest sharks.
Most large Make sharks are found in colder waters and the mako is at the top of the food chain in the Atlantic ocean.
Mako's are found in temperate and tropical seas and not in arctic ones.
www.abc-kid.com /makoshark   (189 words)

 The Shark Gallery - Shortfin Mako Shark
A notably dark form of mako, apparently of this species, is endemic to Azorean waters and has large areas of dorsal pigment intruding latero-ventrally at the snout and posterior body, rather similar in guise to the longfin mako, Isurus paucus.
The swiftest of all sharks, shortfin makos are major predators of a wide range of pelagic fish, including mackerel, scad, tunas, bullet tunas, bonito and swordfish; occasionally taking demersal fish, other sharks, rays, cephalopods and apparently marine turtles.
Their predatory relationship to swordfish is poorly known, but it is clear from regional data that these sharks can find their prey a dangerous adversary, as demonstrated by recent cases (at Ganzirri and Isola Lipari, Sicily) of makos stranding dead or moribund with amputated swordfish bills impaled in their gills and heads.
gerber.iwarp.com /mako.htm   (842 words)

 New England shark species
Note: There are additional shark species in the Canyons located south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, but that area is more than 50 miles offshore and those species will not be included in the above group.
Many of the shark species found in New England are also found worldwide.
There are about 15 shark species in the New England area, and only a half dozen species that you are likely to encounter.
www.newenglandsharks.com   (722 words)

 Beach-Net: The Atlantic Mako Shark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Very little is known of the Mako's diet other than it prefers other fish and often preys on schools of small fish.
Makos can be aggressive toward people and should command your respect at all times.
The Atlantic Mako is an exciting gamefish because of the tremendous leaps and runs it takes when hooked.
www.beach-net.com /Sharkmako.html   (97 words)

 Wegmans: Mako Shark
A close relative of the "great white" (complete with razor sharp teeth), mako sharks attract the most fearless anglers, like Ernest Hemmingway who set the world record back in 1936 for landing one that weighed in at 750lbs.
If you like swordfish, you'll definitely love this shark, with its ivory pink flesh that's just as meaty though a bit moister and not quite as sweet.
Shark is a lean fish, so choose steaks are that are 1 inch thick and take care not to overcook.
www.wegmans.com /kitchen/ingredients/fish/seafood/makoshark.asp   (131 words)

 Mako Shark
I have added a section on the hunting of sharks for shark fin soup and how sharks are caught in nets surrounding beaches.
This shark sense crustations on the sea floor with spiecial sensory organs.
Shark fin soup is a delicacy in Japan-it only uses the fin of the shark.
www.madison.k12.wi.us /sennett/cyberzine/Mako.htm   (419 words)

 Animal Portal - Shortfin Mako Shark
The shortfin mako shark is a sleek spindle shaped shark with a long conical snout.
As one of the fastest sharks in the ocean, this powerful shark can attain burst swimming speeds of up to 35 km/h (22 mph) and can leap clear of the water to heights of up to 6 meters (20 feet).
Shortfin makos are often found in the same waters as swordfish as they are a source of food and both fish prefer similar environmental conditions.
www.animalport.com /animals/Shortfin-Mako-Shark.html   (408 words)

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