mako shark

ma·​ko shark | \ ˈmā-(ˌ)kō- How to pronounce mako shark (audio) , ˈmä- How to pronounce mako shark (audio) \

Definition of mako shark

: either of two relatively slender mackerel sharks (Isurus paucus and I. oxyrinchus) that are dark blue above and white below with long pointed snouts and that are notable sport fish

called also mako

— see shark illustration

Examples of mako shark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Commercial and recreational fishermen woke up Sunday to new mako shark regulations from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to boost the number of the migratory predator. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 July 2022 So far this summer, a 10-foot mako shark washed up at Point Lookout over Memorial Day weekend, prompting another round of shark headlines. New York Times, 2 July 2022 In a recent assessment, Dodd said the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas indicated that as much as 4,750 metric tons of mako shark were being taken annually. Globe Staff,, 1 July 2022 In 2019, the design team unveiled Mori, a 90-meter superyacht concept that took inspiration from the shortfin mako shark. Tamara Hardingham-gill, CNN, 18 May 2022 Or the less expansive wanderings of a shortfin mako shark named Fast Ball, who can be found in the Gulf of Mexico. NBC News, 9 Dec. 2021 Video captured earlier this month shows the moment a mako shark attacks a boat full of marine researchers off the North Carolina coastline. Julia Musto, Fox News, 30 Apr. 2021 One such species is the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), made famous due to their fast speed that can end in acrobatic leaps into the air that have been captured by many wildlife documentaries. Melissa Cristina Márquez, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Shark scientist Riley Elliot and underwater cameraman Andy Casagrande are on an epic expedition to uncover the mysteries of the mako shark in one of the last places on earth where these apex predators rule the waters. Mark Heim |, al, 13 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of mako shark

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mako shark

Maori mako mako shark

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“Mako shark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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