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· The shortfin mako may be the fastest shark on earth. Its muscles and body design have evolved over 400 million years to reach top speeds of 45 to over 60 miles per hour.

· They can also leap six meters (20 feet) above the surface of the water, and are famous for their fighting abilities.

· Mako sharks are found in temperate and tropical areas, and they are especially common in the waters surrounding San Diego, California, which is where they are believed to migrate when it is time to have pups.