shortfin

Though they endure catch-and-release fishing relatively well, the trauma suffered by shortfin mako sharks leads to premature death in 10% of catches. Conservationists are educating sport- and commercial-fishers about these ordeals in a bid to keep this species from extinction. What facts have you learned during this past Shark Week?

Image: Isurus oxyrinchus by Mark Conlin, SWFSC Large Pelagics Program. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.