We recently reported on the footage a German tourist sailing with his family near Makarska was lucky enough to capture of a large Mako shark doing his (or her) rounds on the lookout for lunch.
While these sharks do exist in the Croatian Adriatic, they tend to stay out of the way of us and do their own thing in peace, with a large part of their day taken up looking for food. It’s rare to be able to get up close and personal, much less capture such clear video footage of them cruising along effortlessly.
The shark in the German tourists’ footage is a Mako shark, and a large example of its species. Mako sharks usually eat fish like tuna, mackerel and swordfish, but may take a ”swipe” at sea turtles, porpoises and even birds should they get the chance to do so. Mako sharks are very fast swimmers and can pose a threat to humans, but their interaction with us, and their desire for it, is minimal.
Another Mako shark has made an appearance for the camera, this time for some tourists in the Korčula channel.
As Morski writes on the 11th of June, 2019, just two days after a Mako shark ”posed” for the camera of a German tourist sailing near Makarska, Toni Kačić managed to get a new recording of a Mako shark when out with a group of tourists, but this time the shark showed up in the Korčula channel.
The video was released by Podvodni.hr, whose expert Pero Ugarković confirmed two days ago that the shark in the video is definitely a Mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), and not some other species.
”Once again, we’d like to emphasise the fact that there is no cause for panic,” writes Podvodni.hr.
Video owner: Toni Kacic / Source: Podvodni.hr
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