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Makó

(mŏ`kō), town (1991 est. pop. 27,160), S Hungary, on the Mureşul River near the Romanian border. It is an administrative and trade center and a road hub in a fertile agricultural region. The center of the Hungarian onion industry, Makó also has textile mills. There is a large Slovak population. The American journalist Joseph Pulitzer was born in Makó.

mako

(mä`kō), heavy-bodied, fast-swimming sharkshark,
member of a group of almost exclusively marine and predaceous fishes. There are about 250 species of sharks, ranging from the 2-ft (60-cm) pygmy shark to 50-ft (15-m) giants. They are found in all seas, but are most abundant in warm waters.
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, genus Isurus, highly prized as a game fish. Also known as the sharp-nosed mackerel shark, it is a member of the mackerel shark family, which also includes the white sharkwhite shark,
large, ferocious shark, Carcharodon carcharias. Also known as the great white shark and maneater, this shark can attack swimmers and boats without provocation, though it does not typically do so.
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 and the porbeagle. The mako is deep blue above and white below, with a conical head and sharply pointed snout. It may reach a length of 12 ft (3.7 m) and weigh 1,000 lb (450 kg). Extremely active, makos have been known to attack boats and are probably dangerous to swimmers, although they have no particular reputation as maneaters; they put up a ferocious fight when hooked, leaping out of the water. The mako feeds on large fishes, including swordfishes, and usually swallows its prey whole. There are two species, Isurus oxyrinchus, of the Atlantic, also known as the shortfin mako, and I. paucus, of the Pacific and Indian oceans, also known as the longfin mako. The porbeagles, or common mackerel sharks, genus Lamna, are similar to the makos, but smaller. One species, Lamna nasus, is found in the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean; another, L. ditropus occurs along the eastern coast of the Pacific. They are regarded as pests by fishermen, because they tear fishnets to feed on the catch. Makos and other mackerel sharks are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Chondrichthyes, order Selachii, family Isuridae.

Makó

 

a city in southeastern Hungary, in Csongrád Megye (Csongrád County). Located on the Maros (Mureş) River. Population, 30,000 (1970). The city is a railroad junction and the center of an agricultural region (specializing in the cultivation of high-grade onions). Makó has a food-processing industry, including flour milling and sausage products, and agricultural machine building.

mako

1
any shark of the genus Isurus, esp I. glaucus of Indo-Pacific and Australian seas: family Isuridae

mako

2, mako-mako
NZ another name for the bellbird, Anthornis melanura

mako

3, mako-mako
a small evergreen New Zealand tree, Aristotelia serrata: family Elaeocarpaceae
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While modern white sharks have serrations on their teeth for consuming marine mammals, mako sharks do not have serrations because they primarily feed on fish.
Sighting: Circle shows where shark was spotted in shallows close to the Skye Bridge; Shocked: Boat owner Nigel Smith watched the shark swim away; Cartoon; Nemo's Chum; Danger: Mako sharks will attack
Marine experts believe a mako shark, a close relative of the Great White variety made famous by the Jaws movies, is behind the murderous spree.
Mako sharks, which live in temperature waters, have also been spotted off the south coast.
Fastest Shark Species: Shortfin mako sharks can reach speeds of approximately 60 miles per hour for short bursts.
Movement patterns, depth preferences, and stomach temperatures of free-swimming juvenile mako sharks, Isurus oxyrinchus, in the Southern California Bight.
Mako sharks can grow up to 12ft, weigh as much as 1000lbs and are renowned for being incredibly fast swimmers in shallow waters.
Mako sharks are considered to be the most dangerous type and have been known to attack swimmers and boats.
Oh, and three very fast, super-aggressive mako sharks that, in her zeal, McAlester has genetically engineered to be about a thousand times smarter than is, well, wise.
1983) stated that shortfin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus) from the Pacific appear to form growth rings annually, whereas Pratt and Casey (1983) stated that Atlantic specimens appeared to produce two rings per year.
One cameraman was bitten by a 10ft killer as he filmed underwater with real Mako sharks.