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

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Several countries with large fishing fleets, including Japan, opposed the measure to protect mako sharks. Maria Cheng And Jamey Keaten, USA TODAY, "'Critically endangered': Countries come together in efforts to protect sharks and rays," 25 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, a new level of protection for mako sharks squeaked by. National Geographic, "8 takeaways from the most important wildlife event you’ve never heard of," 30 Aug. 2019 Some 20 feet in the air, a 500-pound mako shark is putting on a show that’s part Olympic gymnast and part Cirque du Soleil. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Toothy air show wows as local guide fly-fishes for mako sharks," 12 July 2019 The group, searching for mako sharks, a endangered shark people like to catch and release for sport, found a giant great white shark instead, according to NBC Philadelphia. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, "Watch this great white shark circle the boat of New Jersey fishermen," 19 June 2019 The training led to the main event where Rousey attempted to step outside the protective cage to face one of the ocean's most ultimate predators — the mako shark. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Ronda Rousey goes 'Uncaged' to feed sharks in the wild for Discovery's 'Shark Week'," 23 July 2018 After about 7 hours of fishing for tuna 40 miles off the coast of New Jersey on Sunday, fisherman Chris O'Neill and three other crew members decided to come closer to shore and search for mako sharks, a popular game fish in the area. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Great white shark surprises New Jersey fishermen: 'This is crazy'," 4 July 2018 The bull shark aircraft launched from Hobby Airport, the great white shark and hammerhead shark aircraft launched from Dallas, the tiger shark aircraft launched from Chicago and the mako shark aircraft launched from Phoenix. Andrea Leinfelder, Houston Chronicle, "Southwest planes get some teeth to honor Discovery Channel's Shark Week," 9 July 2018 Domel, Saadat and other colleagues working at Harvard biology professor George Lauder’s lab used 3-D printing to recreate the shape of shortfin mako shark denticles onto an airfoil. Sydney Pereira, Newsweek, "To Fly Faster, Humans Look to the Mysteries of Shark Skin," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of mako shark

1848, in the meaning defined above

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Maori mako mako shark

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