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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.

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It is real. The megamouth shark is an extremely rare and unusual species of deepwater shark. Discovered in 1976, only a few have ever been seen, with 39 specimens known to have been caught or sighted as of 2007 and three recordings on film.

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Megamouth Shark || We promised you sharks, and we’re going to deliver sharks! Next up is the megamouth shark. Now, why’s it called that? Well, we’ll tell you. It’s because it has a gigantic mouth – a mega mouth, to be blunt about it. Now, before you let this bad Lawrence become the thing of your nightmares, take heart. If you were ever to encounter one of these, it wouldn’t be much of a threat; they use those giant mouths to eat plankton, kind of like a whale.

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Megamouth Shark - This shark is an extremely rare and unusual species of deep water shark. Discovered in 1976, only a few have ever been seen, with 39 specimens known to have been caught or sighted as of 2007 and three recordings on film. Like the basking shark and whale shark, it is a filter feeder, and swims with its enormous mouth wide open, filtering water for plankton and jellyfish.

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The megamouth shark is one of three species of shark – including the basking shark, pictured here – that eats plankton. The megamouth eluded discovery until 1976 [Credit: WikiCommons] The ancient shark likely prowled both deep and shallow waters for plankton and fish, using its massive mouth to filter food.

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Tasselled wobbegong shark! (or as my husband put it, it's a prehistoric people eating shark).

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The megamouth shark is an extremely rare and unusual species of deepwater shark. Discovered in 1976, only a few have ever been seen, with 39 specimens known to have been caught or sighted as of 2007 and three recordings on film. @ Shark Hunters

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