LOCATION: Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
MISSION: Meet the Fastest Fish in the Sea
Makos are the sports cars of the shark world. Their acceleration rivals the most powerful supercars on earth and they are capable of top speeds in excess of 60 kph (40mph).
Riley, with Hawaiian shark conservationist Ocean Ramsey, is on a mission out to the blue water off the east coast of New Zealand in search of this stunning animal.
Riley will to show us just why the Mako is so fast. He and Ocean are planning to get in the water and swim with, but not race, the Mako.
Finding Mako Sharks these days is becoming harder as populations around the world decline. If populations don’t recover we could be the last generation to see them in the wild.