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Mako

Large Shortfin Mako Taken Just Off Yarmouth Harbour, Southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada

21 August 2004

shortfin mako shark
© Joel Hunt
This shortfin mako was captured by hook and line during the Yarmouth Shark Scramble off Nova Scotia, Canada by a sports fisherman. According to Dr. Steven Campana, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, the mako was a 24 year old mature female weighing 1,082 pounds (492 kg) and measuring 10' 10" (330 cm) in length.


shortfin mako shark
© Carla Allen
Transcontinental Media


shortfin mako shark
© Carla Allen
Transcontinental Media


shortfin mako shark
© Joel Hunt