Diet: basking sharks are passive filter feeders, filtering zooplankton, small fish and invertebrates up to 2,000 tons of water per hour.
Where they live: they live in all the world's temperate oceans.
Surface and Skeletons: these sharks are called basking sharks, because they are most often observed when feeding at the surface and looks like they are basking. They are also called bone sharks, elephant sharks, sun-fish and sailfish. Their sizes are 10m, but there is a record a maximum of 12m.
Fins: people use basking sharks’ fins to make shark fin soup.
Natural enemies: people are enemies of the Basking shark. (In fact, sharks don’t like batteries.)
Family: It is the only member of the family Cetorhinidae. It was first described and named Cetorhinus maximus by Gunnerus in 1765 from a specimen found in Norway.