Mako: Island of Secrets

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Name: Mako: Island of Secrets
Mako Mermaids
Creator: Jonathan M. Shiff
Date(s): July 26 2013 – Aug 28 2016[1]
Medium: television show
Country of Origin: Australia
External Links: Wiki page
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Mako: Island of Secrets, also known as Mako Mermaids internationally, is a teen fantasy Australian television series that revolves around three mermaidsLyla, Nixie, and Sirena—as they try to protect Mako Island and its moon pool from any trespassers. One full moon they fail and because of this a human boy, Zac, becomes a merman. The mermaids are banished from the pod, and to try to undo their mistake they get legs to make Zac become completely human again. Although it's originally an Australian show, Netflix owns the exclusive internet television provider for the series.

It's a spin-off series based on the original show, H2O: Just Add Water which ended in 2010. Although it's a spin-off, most of the fans are not sure how to connect the two shows together besides it dealing with Mako Island and mermaids - does this one really take place after H2O or before? Where were the born mermaids/the pod in H2O? Are Nixie, Lyla, and Sirena the three older mermaids from the first show?[2]

The show ran for four seasons. At the end of the fourth season, mermaid Rikki from the H2O series meets the new mermaids, confirming that Mako Mermaids takes place after the events happening in H2O.[3]


The fandom is relatively small so far compared with its predecessor, H2O. The fandom is mainly focused on Tumblr and, with most of the work focused on the three mermaids and Zac.

The popular pairings so far are Lyla/Zac, David/Sirena, Nixie/Cam and Zac/Evie.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


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  1. ^ Mako: Island of Secrets on Wikipedia
  2. ^ makomerman posted "The Connection between Mako and H2O?" on Tumblr
  3. ^ makosirens posted "lol I found this in my notes…" on Tumblr