Photo by @BrianSkerry. A Shortfin Mako Shark cruises in the offshore waters

Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A Shortfin Mako Shark cruises in the offshore waters of Southern California, as parasitic Copepods stream from the shark’s dorsal fin.

An efficient ocean predator, Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of bursts of up to 60 miles per hour. Along with their incredible speed, they also have one of the largest brains of any shark, relative to body size. The number of Makos has declined worldwide due to overfishing and the demand for shark fins and, as a result, the species is currently listed as vulnerable.
Coverage from an upcoming story in @NatGeo Magazine about Shortfin Mako Sharks.

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