Story: Sharks and rays

Mako shark

Short-finned mako are the fastest of all the sharks. Muscular and powerful with a stiff body, they weigh up to half a tonne. They have long, curved teeth and feed on fish, including large sharks.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Other types of shark', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006