basking shark facts by keralaguest

VIEWS: 18 PAGES: 1

									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
warmer.

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.




ICT Advisory Support Team                  http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk

								
To top