The world’s fastest shark, which can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, has been spotted swimming near Barcelona.

The world’s fastest shark, which can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, has been spotted in the Mediterranean for the first time in 10 years.

  • A shortfin mako shark has been spotted swimming near Barcelona.
  • A recent sighting was reported by an expeditionary group off the coast of Garraf.
  • The shark, the fastest in the world, is about eight feet long.
  • For the first time in 10 years, this species has been seen in the Mediterranean.

An underwater photographer recently captured the world’s fastest shark lurking in the waters around the Barcelona coastline.

The shortfin mako shark can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour and is now listed as an endangered species – the first time it has been seen in the Mediterranean in more than 10 years.

Apex predators are industrial fisheries, bycatch, victims of the international fin trade and are in high demand in the Asian market.

A recent sighting off the coast of Garraf was reported by an expedition team who said the shark swam “calmly” in open water and was about eight feet long.

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The shortfin mako shark can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour and is currently critically endangered.

An underwater photographer recently captured the world’s fastest shark lurking in the waters around the Barcelona coastline.

This was told by underwater photographer David Hara, who took pictures with Carlos Molina. El Pais: “We saw a big black shadow in motion.

“We were a little confused. But suddenly we saw something sticking out of the sea.

“At first we thought it was a sunfish, but we soon noticed a dorsal fin.

“Then we approached, stopped at a safe distance, and he also approached the boat. It was impressive.”

A recent sighting off the coast of Garraf was reported by an expedition team who said the shark swam

A recent sighting off the coast of Garraf was reported by an expedition team who said the shark swam “calmly” in open water and was about eight feet long. In the photo, his fin is sticking out of the water.

For the first time in more than 10 years, he was seen in the Mediterranean Sea.

For the first time in more than 10 years, he was seen in the Mediterranean Sea.

Jara also told El Pais that he wanted to dive into the water to take close-up shots of the shark, but eventually realized it was “wrong”.

He also said that it was only after further analysis of the footage that he and the team determined that it was an endangered shortfin mako shark.

Barria, a marine catshark biologist at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Barcelona and the High Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), said the sighting is a good sign for the Mediterranean ecosystem.

The shortfin mako shark is a sleek, spindle-shaped shark with a long, tapered snout and a mouth full of long, thin teeth.

Their range is wide, as they can be found along the east coast, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and now the Mediterranean Sea – in all coastal waters of the tropical and temperate zones.

There are short-finned and long-finned species, depending on whether the water is open or shallow, and a species recently seen was short-finned.

The shortfin mako shark is a sleek, spindle-shaped shark with a long, tapered snout and a mouth full of long, thin teeth.

The shortfin mako shark is a sleek, spindle-shaped shark with a long, tapered snout and a mouth full of long, thin teeth.

Valued for their fighting qualities and repeated jumps out of the water, adults can reach 14.8 feet in length and weigh over 1,100 pounds.

They prey on fish such as herring, mackerel, swordfish and small cetaceans.

Although this shark is endangered, it makes itself known to people swimming in their waters.

In February 2020, marine biologist and shark researcher Riley Elliot, also known as “Shark Man”, posted a video to social media of a large mako shark biting the outer edge of a boat in the middle of the ocean offshore. coast of New Zealand.

Elliot is heard saying, “What are you doing, buddy?” to the beast, prompting it to open its jaws before diving under the water.

He was doing research for his doctoral dissertation with his fiancée and an underwater operator when a shark hit him.