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Ka Mo‘olelo Moana: Shortfin mako shark: Hawaii’s threatened high-speed hunter

July 7, 2013
By MIKE OGATA , for The Maui News

Living in the open-water areas of the Hawaiian Islands is a predator that has set the record for speed and agility among the sharks of the oceans. The shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) is one of the largest of the mackerel sharks, averaging lengths of 10 feet and reaching weights of up to 1,221 pounds.

 
 

 

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