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What's the fastest Shark in the world?

What shark swims the fastest in the world and how fast does the shark swim?

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The Shortfin Mako shark is the fastest shark in the world. The Shortfin Mako sharks have been called “the peregrine falcons of the shark world”. 

"Their torpedo-like bodies and biochemistry make these the fastest of all sharks. Many attain speeds up to 22 miles per hour. One shortfin mako was even clocked swimming at 43 miles per hour. To put that into perspective, the fastest known humans run at around 18 mph. These sharks live in tropical and temperate offshore waters, most often from the surface to depths of 490 feet. They are found worldwide, most commonly in the western Atlantic from Argentina up to the Gulf of Mexico."

Cool Fact - Shortfin mako sharks can leap up to 20 feet out of the water into the air.

Shortfin makos grow to a maximum length of about 13 feet and weight of about 1,220 pounds.

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