The Mako shark is very widely distributed, populating the Atlantic Ocean from the Stellwagen Bank area off of Cape Cod, all the way down to South America. This includes the Caribbean waters and the Gulf of Mexico. This species is deep blue-gray above, changing along the sides to a snowy white belly. The mako shark is one of the most popular sharks in Mid-Atlantic markets.Shark is similar in color, taste, and texture to swordfish. Both of these fish are sold in steak form. The skin of swordfish will feel smooth, while the shark skin will feel rough, like sandpaper. Raw swordfish is lighter in color than shark and has definite eye-like whorls, which are not present in shark steaks. The skin on a mako shark steak is thicker than that of a swordfish and has more connective tissue. A shark needs this thick skin in order to hold its body shape, for it has no bones.