Basking Shark... thank goodness these sharks only eat plankton!! Would love to swim with one.

Basking Shark... thank goodness these sharks only eat plankton!! Would love to swim with one.

Basking shark. Don't tell me a man couldn't fit inside the belly of a "fish"

Basking shark. Don't tell me a man couldn't fit inside the belly of a "fish"

Several species of sharks can grow to an impressive size. In general, length is much easier to measure accurately than weight, because few are willing

Several species of sharks can grow to an impressive size. In general, length is much easier to measure accurately than weight, because few are willing

Basking Shark

Basking Shark

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second largest fish in the seas, after the whale shark (Rhincodon typus); its maximum size is thought to be at least 10 metres long. This creature...

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)Â is the second largest fish in the seas, after the whale shark (Rhincodon typus); its maximum size is thought to be at least 10 metres long. This creature...

Say Ahhhhhhh  basking shark   ;)

Say Ahhhhhhh basking shark ;)

Basking Sharks

Basking Sharks

Yep, there are giant, mutated eyeballs swimming through the seas. And they are all looking for you.

After Seeing These Images, You'll Never Go in the Ocean Again

Yep, there are giant, mutated eyeballs swimming through the seas. And they are all looking for you.

The mouth of a basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second-largest living fish, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark.

The mouth of a basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second-largest living fish, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark.

basking shark, photographed off the coast of Scotland. the perspective may be messed up here, although these sharks do grow to enormous sizes.

basking shark, photographed off the coast of Scotland. the perspective may be messed up here, although these sharks do grow to enormous sizes.

What can the funniest shark memes on the internetz teach us about ocean science and conservation?

What can the funniest shark memes on the internetz teach us about ocean science and conservation?

Basking Sharks Cornwall

Basking Sharks Cornwall

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

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…

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

Oh dear God! Rare picture of Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) Cornwall England

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.

Move over, great white: 10 oddball shark species

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.

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