The basking shark is considered the second largest fish or shark, when
compared to the whale shark. This gigantic creature is also known Cetorhinus Maximus
by scientists and researchers who collect vital information from these
animals. Thankfully, they do not prefer to eat humans instead they
filter feed, just as the whale shark does. They are slow moving and an
unusually large mouth. In which they filter feed.
They are not dangerous to humans, because the giant shark is usually
enjoying using its wide mouth to eat plankton. They have gills which
filter out the items that they don't want, while allowing them to eat
all the plankton that they want. These giant sharks can measure up to 33
feet long and the shark can weigh up to 4 tons. The most common names
are the big-mouth shark, sun-fish, bone shark, and elephant shark.