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« on: May 19, 2020, 07:42:32 PM »


Sharks have been around for a very long time. With fossil records dating back 400 million years, sharks have outlived the dinosaurs. Sharks have fascinated humans ever since mankind first took to the sea. That fascination turned to fear when, 3000 BC, ocean-going technology flourished. Today there are more than 1,000 specie of sharks. Sharks are needed as the apex predators of the oceans. As an apex predator sharks are considered to be at the top of the  food chain. Their role is to keep other marine life in healthy balance and to regulate the oceans. The prospect of a food chain minus its apex predators could easily result in the end of the line for many more species. Today, even after more than 5,000 years, we are still fascinated by shark. Let's take a look at three of the fastest:At speeds up to 60 mph the Mako Shark is the fastest shark in the world. Makos have an extremely streamlined body that is shaped like a torpedo. This helps minimize drag as this fastest of the fast cruises through the water. The Maco is considered dangerous to humans because of its attack speed and ability to jump into fishing boats. At 50 mph the Salmon Shark is the second fastest shark on the planet. Salmon sharks are considered dangerous because of their size, up to 10 foot long and over 600 pounds, and aggressive nature. However, they seldom attack humans. The Great White Shark:Great White Sharks can be very fast, 25 mph, large, and extremely dangerous. The average weight of a male Great White ranges from 1,150 to 1,700 pounds. The female Great Whites from 1,500 to 2,450 are even heaver. Currently the Great White has been connected to 403 attacks, and 65 fatalities (source ISAF). Sharks are strong an always ready for a fight. Catch three shark fights on the following video, May 2020, while fishing the Florida Middle Grounds from the head-boat Florida Fisherman ll:https://youtu.be/gpHkTybDLs4

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 06:57:41 AM »

 thumbs up ... But Mako taste the best ... 

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