June 24, 2022
Basking sharks are the second largest fish in the ocean
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BY: Rachelle Naddaf
Have you ever heard of basking sharks? They are the second largest fish in the oceans, coming second only to whale sharks! These gentle giants are filter feeders, meaning they filter small, crustacean-like animals – called plankton – out of seawater to eat. To learn more about these amazing sharks found along Canada’s coasts, visit our Marine Life Encyclopedia.