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After the whale shark, the basking shark is the second largest living fish, and can grow up to 32 feet long. These sharks are often mistaken for plesiosaurs, a group of long-necked, predatory marine reptiles that lived at the time of the dinosaurs

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

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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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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

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