Unlike the Whale Shark and Megamouth Shark, Basking Sharks feed by opening their mouth and letting the forward motion, and the current of the water push the prey past it’s gill rakers. Description from facepunch.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto // Basking sharks are the second largest living fish in the #ocean. They reach reported lengths of 60ft (14.5m) and weigh up to 19 tons. They are plankton eaters and are harmless to humans. Despite their large size, we know little about this magnificent giants. I photographed this basking shark in the cold waters off the Herbrides Islands of Scotland. We had seen the large dorsal fin from our boat and were excited to jump in and check him out. Then one of my…
Oh dear God! Rare picture of Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) Cornwall England
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This creature may appear terrifying, but no worries — basking sharks are slow-moving gentle giants that use their gaping mouths to passively collect and filter zooplankton and other small marine creatures.