According to SharkSider.com, the lifespan of the mako shark ranges from 28 to 35 years in the wild. Poachers and fishermen pose the biggest threats to the species. Mako sharks are found throughout the world in offshore temperate to tropical waters of various depths.
Mako sharks prey on a wide variety of pelagic fishes, including mackerels, herrings and salmon. Examination of specific populations from Cape Hatteras to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland indicates that the bluefish is preferred by the shortfin mako.
Mako sharks primarily feed on schooling fish like mackerel, anchovy and tuna. However, as a pelagic — open-ocean — shark, the mako is necessarily a opportunistic feeder that feeds on a variety of other prey, such as crustaceans, cephalopods, seabirds, marine mammals and other species of sharks.
As of 2015, season three of “Mako Mermaids” has not been released. However, Amazon.com and Netflix feature seasons one and two of the series available for streaming. A third season of “Mako Mermaids” is scheduled for a 2016 release.
Sharks are fish, but unlike other fish, their skeletons are made of cartilage rather than bone, and instead of smooth, flat scales they have sharp, tooth-like scales called denticles. Scientists believe that sharks are 200 million years older than the oldest dinosaur, meaning they have been around f
An amazing fact about sharks is that the skins of females are much thicker than that of males. This is because male sharks tend to bite the females during mating. In its lifetime, a shark can go through about 30,000 teeth.
Some fun shark facts include that they have no bones, they have skin like sandpaper, have extraordinary sensory skills and teeth that are constantly being replaced. Most sharks never stop swimming and some species give birth to live young, called pups.
The size of a shark depends on its species. The largest living shark, the whale shark, averages 31.82 feet long. The extinct megalodon was even bigger at about 60 feet long. The smallest shark is the dwarf lanternshark, which is only 6.7 inches long.
More than 450 shark species have been documented as of 2014. Sharks have been around since prehistoric times, with evidence of their existence dating back hundreds of millions of years. The first sharks appeared in the world's oceans around 420 million years ago.
According to the Shark Foundation, sharks are found in most of the Earth’s oceans and seas. The highest shark biodiversity occurs in the warm waters of the tropics, but many species are found in Arctic and Antarctic waters as well. Some sharks, for example bull sharks, are even capable of swimming u