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Learn just how fast the mako shark can swim. The video goes into detail about what parts of the mako shark’s body help it swim so fast.

Mako sharks are known for two things: their speed and their intelligence! Mako sharks are very smart. This is because they are smaller in size, but also have a larger brain compared to other shark species. Researchers who studied makos learned that the sharks can assess risk and perform tasks.

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Making Connections


Imagine you are fishing on a boat in the ocean. Would you like to catch a mako shark? Why or why not?


Have you read a book about a different kind of shark? How is that shark like a mako shark? How is it different?


Mako sharks are very smart. Can you think of another animal that is intelligent?

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