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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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They also noted that that millions of Mako sharks exist and even the CITES secretariat advised against the protections.
The data suggest that the white, common thresher and shortfin mako sharks only reproduce on a biennial or triennial (every two or three years) period, which also incorporates a resting period.
Globally, the IUCN lists the shortfin Mako shark as vulnerable,
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The first episode of the series was broadcast on Tuesday and showed Andy off the coast of California using underwater jet packs and hoverboards to try to mimic the speed and jumping skill of one of the planet's fiercest predators, the Mako shark. He failed.
The three-metre mako shark that was caught off the coast of Fujairah.
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Hailing from as far as the U.S., the contingent of warships comprising patrol vessels, frigates and a submarine includes Australia (HMAS Perth), Bangladesh (BNS Dhaleshwari), Brunei (KDB Daruttaqwa), China (CNS Yulin), India (INS Satpura and INS Kamorta), Indonesia (KRI John Lie and KRI Tombak), Malaysia (KD Lekir), Singapore (Republic of Singapore Navy - RSS Endeavour, RSS Intrepid, MV Swift Rescue; Singapore Police Coast Guard - Mako Shark), South Korea (ROKS Incheon), Sri Lanka (SLNS Sayura), Thailand (HTMS Krabi and P.G.M.
From the Tassled Wobbegong in Indonesia, which looks innocently like a piece of coral as it lays waiting, to the Mako Shark, the fastest in the world, clocked swimming at 46mph.
From the tasselled wobbegong in Indonesia, which looks innocently like a piece of coral as it lies waiting for food, to the mako shark, the fastest in the world - clocked swimming at 46mph.
A bitter row has erupted over the way the authorities handled the rare Mako shark that washed up on Barmouth Beach last Saturday.
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