Shortfin mako sharks have been called “the peregrine falcons of the shark world.” Their torpedo-like bodies and biochemistry make these the fastest of all sharks. Many attain speeds up to 22 miles per hour.

 Shortfin mako sharks are aggressive feeders and will not hesitate to attack when provoked. Some fishermen have reported that these sharks have released themselves from fishing lines and then proceeded to bite and batter those who were on board the ship. Humans, however, put a far greater dent on the shark’s population, due to demand for their meat, fins and hide.

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