Basking Shark by taylor orem

Basking sharks have few predators, but white sharks and killer whales have been found feeding on them

It is the 2nd largest fish after the whale shark. They can be found in all the world's temperate oceans and bask in the warm water.

They have highly textured skin and a pointed snout opposed to other sharks. They also have obvious gill slits that wrap around it's head.

It's name comes from it's habit of eating on the surface. Although it is slow and large, it can jump entirely out of the water.
They are passive feeders and filter zooplankton and small fish at the surface with their mouths wide open.

BASK in the sharks beauty


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