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Basking Shark

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Right after the whale shark comes the world's second largest shark, the basking shark. The largest basking shark was caught in 1851 and was over 40 feet long. Basking sharks are filter feeders, just like whale sharks. They filter 2,000 tons of water per hour to draw out plankton and small fish.

  1. 1. What does a basking shark eat?
    1. a. Plankton
    2. b. Humans
    3. c. Meat
  2. 2. How long was the longest basking shark?
    1. a. 40 feet
    2. b. 50 feet
    3. c. 30 feet
  3. 3. What is the world's second largest shark?
    1. a. The great white shark
    2. b. The whale shark
    3. c. The basking shark