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A basking shark

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basking shark (plural basking sharks)

  1. A very large shark, Cetorhinus maximus, that feeds at or close to the surface by filtering plankton from the water and is found in all the world's temperate oceans.
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 89:
      Like the whale shark, the basking shark is a huge, slow-moving plankton feeder. Also like the whale shark, the basking shark is the sole member of a family created especially to accommodate it.

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