🤩10/10 High Jump!🦈
This is the first confirming video evidence that Mako Sharks, much like their close relative the Great White, will employ breaching as a tactic to ambush prey on the surface!
Breaching is a result of the shark swimming at very high speed towards their prey, such that their momentum propels them straight out of the water! Makos in particular can exit the water at over 50 miles an hour and reach over 20 feet into the air! 😱
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Two male Great Whites cruising side by side in Isla Guadalupe. Research suggests that the reason for this type of behaviour is to size each other up to determine who’s more dominant and who will have the rights to the point of interest, which in this case was our bait. This allows sharks to settle many of their disputes without confrontation that could lead to serious injuries. For the most part, sharks are very cautious and careful predators.