mako shark

noun
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 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 | Mheim@al.com, al, 13 Aug. 2020 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 | Mheim@al.com, al, 13 Aug. 2020 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 | Mheim@al.com, al, 13 Aug. 2020 The makos refers to the two subspecies of mako shark – shortfin and longfin. James Rogers, Fox News, 3 Sep. 2020 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 | Mheim@al.com, al, 13 Aug. 2020 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 | Mheim@al.com, al, 13 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of mako shark was in 1848

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5 May 2021

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“Mako shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mako%20shark. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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