Hi it’s Kieran here
Just wanted to share some more detailed info about basking sharks!
- Basking Sharks are one of 3 filter feeding sharks including the whale shark and the megamouth shark. The first video is about basking sharks and the bottom ones are of the megamouth and whale shark.
- Basking Sharks are currently the second largest shark alive and can grow up to 10 metres
- Basking Sharks are named basking sharks because they are normally found at the surface of the water basking in the sun
- Basking Sharks eat small krill and plankton
- Basking Sharks are massive but harmless and have never harmed anyone
- Basking Sharks are in the Vulnerable category next to Endangered because they are hunted for shark fin soup and shark liver oil
- Basking Sharks have adapted to filter feeding extremely well, they have developed a massive mouth and gill rakers in its mouth