basking shark facts by keralaguest


									Basking Shark

Basking Sharks swim slowly along with their
mouths open catching small fish.

Habitat – Basking sharks live near the coast where the water is

Size – Female basking sharks grow up to 10 metres long, the males
are slightly smaller.

Appearance – The basking shark has dark grey bluish skin, a
conical snout and fins. It has five large gills on each side for
breathing and feeding.

Diet – Basking sharks eat plankton, baby fish and fish eggs. They
have special filters in their mouths to sieve all the small creatures
from the water.

Young - Basking sharks give birth to live pups. The young are
generally 1.5 to 1.7 metres long.

Interesting fact – Basking sharks are not aggressive and usually
not harmless to people.

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