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Basking shark

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Basking Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

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Facts: The Basking Shark

The basking shark is the second-largest living shark, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating shark species, along with the whale shark and megamouth shark. Adults typically reach 6–8 m (20–26 ft) in length. They are usually greyish-brown, with mottled skin. The caudal fin has a strong lateral keel and a crescent shape.
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  • Taxonomy 

  • Range and habitat 

  • Anatomy and appearance 

  • Surfacing behaviors 

  • Conservation 

  • Importance to humans 

  • Carcass misidentification