Basking shark - Creature Feature: Basking shark

The Marine Conservation Society Basking Shark Watch 20-year report 1987-2006.

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After basking shark pups are delivered, they immediately swim away from their mothers.

Basking Shark Facts: Habitat, Diet, Conservation & More

Basking Shark Facts: Habitat, Diet, Conservation & More

The IUCN has listed the basking shark as a Vulnerable Species.

Creature Feature: Basking shark

Basking Shark โ€” Cetorhinus maximus The basking shark is the second largest shark in the world, only surpassed by the whale shark and, also, is one of the three planktivorous sharks.

Because this oil is economically important for the cosmetic industry, it has inevitably put the basking shark into a vulnerable state due to their increased capture rate by fisheries.

Description: During the winter there are no sightings of basking sharks near the surface.

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The effects of fishing on sharks, rays, and chimaeras chondrichthyansand the implications for marine ecosystems.
They have a menacing appearance, which frightened many people throughout history.
Reproductive Habits The basking shark is ovoviviparous and reaches sexual maturity when it reaches a particular size; The male can reproduce if it already has a length of 1.

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    An average adult basking shark weighs a whopping 10,200 pounds and grows to an average length of 26 feet. The largest ever recorded basking shark was caught in a fishermanโ€™s net in the Bay of Fundy in Canada in 1851. It measured 40.3 feet. No one could weigh it at that time, but itโ€™s guessed the basking shark weighed 45,800 pounds.
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    Basking sharks are also the biggest sharks that can breach, propelling their huge bodies out of the water, sometimes up to four times in a row. Breaching is still not totally understood, but the .
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    The basking shark is the second largest fish in our oceans - its relative the whale shark being the biggest. Despite their size, basking sharks only feed on zooplankton which they filter out of the water, swimming slowly back and forth with their enormous mouths wide open.
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    Basking sharks live in temperate (mild temperatures) waters around the world. Basking sharks are filter feeders. This means that they strain suspended matter (solid particles that float in water) and food from water (much like a strainer or sieve used in the kitchen). This is done by enlarging the mouth and passing water over gill rakers.
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    4 Incredible Basking Shark Facts! Filtration experts: Their massive size and large mouth allows these sharks to filter thousands of gallons of water per hour. Mouth agape: These sharks tend to swim with their big mouth hanging wide open, which can be intimidating to divers who donโ€™t know better.
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