Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

  • Rare
  • Pelagic (surface to 740 m)
  • Length to 4 m (13 feet)
  • Large black eyes, a sharp snout, large, narrow, hooked teeth with smooth edges
  • Dark blue on top, white below; underside of snout and jaw is white
  • Tiny second dorsal and anal fins

Everyone that encounters a Basking Shark, Bluntnose Sixgill Shark, Tope Shark, or any other shark species in BC (with the exception of North Pacific Spiny Dogfish) is encouraged to document and report the encounter to DFO.