The shortfin mako shark, also known as the blue pointer or bonito shark, commonly referred to as the mako shark. The mako shark can reach a size of 4 meters (13 feet) in length.
The mako shark is the ultimate hunter finely tuned for swimming faster, further and more relentlessly than any other shark.
Built for speed and power specializing in taking down other alpha hunters. The mako shark is strong, aggressive and eerily intelligent.
Shortfin mako hot spots are from New England to Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, South Africa, Western Australia and the Pacific Ocean. Basically, wherever there’s a meal, you can expect to find a mako.
Makos are highly migratory and can travel across entire oceans. There’s a reason shortfin mako sharks travel so far: they can’t stop. They are warm-blooded and need to keep moving to stay warm.
Mako sharks are strong, ferocious, and fearless.
Mako sharks regularly get caught in commercial nets and longlines intended for other species.
The species is classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Mako sharks are a crucial part of our oceans’ ecology. If we lose the mako, we throw the entire food chain out of balance. A word of advice: if caught, a mako should be tagged and released if it’s healthy.
Think of it as paying respect to the oceans’ ultimate hunter.