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Two shortfin mako sharks



Isurus oxyrinchus
This image of two mako sharks was taken with an underwater pole camera during one of FRD's juvenile shark surveys off the coast of southern California near the Channel Islands.Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusPhoto credit: Mark ConlinContact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Underwater shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchus
This image of a mako shark was taken with an underwater pole camera during one of FRD's juvenile shark surveys off the coast of southern California near the Channel Islands.Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusPhoto credit: Mark ConlinContact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Tagged shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchus
This image of a mako shark was taken with an underwater pole camera during one of FRD's juvenile shark surveys off the coast of southern California near the Channel Islands. This shark was caught via longline, and tagged with a satellite tag to collect information on movement.Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusPhoto credit: Mark ConlinContact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Tagged shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis image of a mako shark was taken with an underwater pole camera during one of FRD's juvenile shark surveys off the coast of southern California near the Channel Islands. This shark was caught via longline, and tagged with a pop-off archival tag and a satellite tag to collect information on movement and diving patterns. 
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusPhoto credit: Mark ConlinContact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark 



Isurus oxyrinchusThis mako shark was caught on a longline during one of FRD's juvenile shark surveys off the coast of southern California near the Channel Islands. Data such as sex, length, condition, and a genetic sample are taken to learn more about this little studied species.
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusContact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007, and is being manuevered to the stern of the vessel where it will be raised in a specially designed shark cradle that ensures safe handling. 
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 8 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007, and is being manuevered into a specially designed shark cradle that ensures safe handling. 
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 8 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Tagged shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007.  You can see the satellite tag attached to the dorsal fin.  When the antenna breaks the surface the tag wlil transmit data. 
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincus, satellite tag, taggingDate: 8 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark tagging



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2004 off of the Channel Islands. The shark is being worked on in the cradle at the stern of the NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan. 
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 27 June 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark tagging



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2004 off of the Channel Islands. A SPOT satellite tag is being attached to the dorsal fin. When released, the satellite tag will transmit data when the dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water. 
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 27 June 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark tagging



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2004 off of the Channel Islands. A SPOT satellite tag is being attached to the dorsal fin. When released, the satellite tag will transmit data when the dorsal fin breaks the surface of the water. 
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 27 June 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark tagging



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2004 off of the Channel Islands.  A SPOT satellite tag was attached to the dorsal fin. This photo shows the hose being removed from the sharks mouth prior to release. The hose flushes seawater over the gills so the shark can breathe while being worked on.
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 27 June 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark with squid scars



Isurus oxyrinchusThis image shows a close up of an adult mako shark's side. The circular scars are caused by the tooth-ringed suckers of the jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas, that in 2007 was a common prey item. 
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 5 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007.  
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 3 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007. The very triangular head is clearly visible. 
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 10 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Tagged shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007. You can see the SPOT satellite tag attached to the dorsal fin.
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincus, satellite tag, taggingDate: 10 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007. Mako sharks have very narrow, spiny teeth that you can see in this image.  
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 3 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis mako shark is being leadered into the specially designed shark cradle by Dr. Suzanne Kohin.  This shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007.  
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 5 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007.  
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 7 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult male mako shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007. The male's claspers are visible in this image.
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 5 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis mako shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007.  Shortfin mako sharks are characterized by compact, powerful bodies.
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 19 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis adult mako shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2007.  
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusDate: 19 July 2007Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program

Juvenile shortfin mako shark



Isurus oxyrinchusThis juvenile mako shark was caught, tagged, and released alive during the SWFSC's Juvenile Shark Survey in 2004.  
Key words: mako shark, Isurus oxyrhincusPhoto credit: Mark ConlinDate: 5 September 2004Contact: SWFSC Large Pelagics Program