❃ The shortfin mako shark is one of the fastest sharks in the world. It can grow up to 12 feet long and weigh over 1,000 pounds. The shortfin mako is found in all oceans, but is most common in tropical and temperate waters.
❃ It is a migratory species, meaning it travels long distances between different areas of the ocean. The shortfin mako is an apex predator, meaning it sits at the top of the food chain and has no natural predators. It is known to eat other sharks, fish, squid, and marine mammals. The Mako Shark really is a speed demon.
❃ They're listed as vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This means it is at risk of becoming endangered in the future. The main threats to the shortfin mako are overfishing and bycatch. Bycatch is when a fish or other animal is accidentally caught by fishermen while they are trying to catch something else.