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Discussion in 'Hawaii Fishing Reports' started by Night Moves, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Night Moves

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  2. popoki

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    nose looks to be to pointy for a white....
     
  3. patfishhi

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    Jon,
    When I first saw the full length video ([ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okUstGOVF5Y[/ame] attached here for reference) I thought Mako, but after seeing confirmation by a UH Marine Biologist (yes call me naive) that it was a Great White, was thinking must be.

    Makos specifically have a fond place in my heart since it was a 400#'r in '83 (South-East of Montauk) that took me over the edge (figuratively) and really got me interested in Blue Water fishin'.

    Pat
     
  4. Night Moves

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    I think your first guess was more right than the UH Marine Biologist. I have seen both in the wild and been a shark nut since I was a kid. I instantly thought "Thats a Mako", but I watched thinking it was a Great White cause thats what they said it was. Look as it passes the motors and look at the eye placement. The Mako in the first pic below has his eye right under his color change from dark to light as the GW in the photo below has his eye way down in the dark area. The nose is also way too pointy for a GW.

    They are similar sharks so I could see someone thinking it wass a GW, but that is definitelya Mako!


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  5. yellowtailnsd

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    Agree Mako.
     
  6. Sherm

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    Mako for sure. And a BIG one. The dorsal fin gives it away too. GW dorsal fin curves more.
     
  7. Blackfish

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    Yup! look like mako.
     
  9. jma1978

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    I vote for great white!
     
  10. navyaircrew

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    It's a Mako!!!!
     
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    Night Moves has the proof. The eyes are in the lower half in the white portion. I guess that's a Mako!
     
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    mako for sure
     
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    definitely mako, i'm salivating watching that shark imagining it on my bbq!!!
     
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    Look at the nose and Tail! For Sure > MAKO
     
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    That's what I was thinking. It's a big tasty mako.
     
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    Yeah, thats the biggest thing about mistaking it for a GW. They could have traded a slab of that Marlin (or anything)for something far tastier. Mako is some good eats! They had the gear for it, just would have had to rig some wire and a long mono leader then settle in for the show and one hell of a battle. I wonder what that would have brought at auction.
     
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    Who care's if it's a mako or gw I woundn't get in the water they both bite and eat:rofl:
     
  19. Ill take it

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    GW or Mako who cares , its still a killah video !!!!
     
  20. shinchan

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    Aloha All,

    posted this question to a few shark experts and got this reply from Dr Skomal, the "shark guy" on the Discovery Channel and who has tagged numerous GWs off of Cape Cod- this is his answer:

    Aloha Dr Skomal,
    just wondering if you could help identify this shark from this video (3rd post down) swimming around a boat off of Oahu, Hawaii last week: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/hawaii-fishing-reports/387931-anyone-see.html. From the looks of it at 2:10 it seems to be a large mako but was identified as a GW by a U of Hawaii marine biologist. What do you think? How can I tell the difference between the two?
    Mahalo for your time,
    Randy Meyer
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    Skomal, Gregory (MISC) [email protected]
    4:32 AM (6 hours ago)
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    Hi Randy:

    Definitely a mako. The shape of the head (pointed snout), relative placement and size of the eye, and (tri) coloration are telltale signs. See attched photo of the world record mako caught off MA in 2001.

    Thanks,

    Greg

    Gregory B. Skomal, Ph.D.
    MA Marine Fisheries
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    New Bedford, MA 02744
    508-910-6305 (o)
    508-910-6342 (fx)
    508-965-4394 (c)
     

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