Photo by @BrianSkerry A Shortfin Mako Shark in New Zealand swims open-mouthed at photographer Brian Skerry. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of bursts up to 60mph and of all shark species they have one of the largest brains, relative to body size. The numbers of makos have declined worldwide due to over fishing and the demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable.
- * Black Tip Reef Shark * - These are easily identified sharks by the prominent black tip on their fins, (especially the first dorsal fin and the caudal fin). They are among the most abundant sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans -