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Aerial view of Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, and kayak. is the second-largest living shark, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating shark species, along with the whale shark. Adults typically reach 6–8 m (20–26 ft) in length. The gill rakers, dark and bristle-like, are used to catch plankton as water filters through the mouth and over the gills. Despite their large size and threatening appearance, basking sharks are not aggressive and are harmless to humans. The basking shark has long been a commercially important fish, as a source of food, shark fin, animal feed, and shark liver oil. Overexploitation has reduced its populations to the point where some have disappeared and others need protection England

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le deuxième plus grand requin vivant après le requin baleine et l’une des trois espèces de requins mangeurs de plancton, avec le requin baleine. Les adultes atteignent généralement une longueur de 6 à 8 m (20 à 26 pi). Les branchies, sombres et ressemblant à des soies, sont utilisées pour capturer le plancton lorsque l’eau filtre par la bouche et par-dessus les branchies. Malgré leur grande taille et leur apparence menaçante, les requins pèlerins ne sont pas agressifs et sont inoffensifs pour l'homme. Le requin-pèlerin est depuis longtemps un poisson d'importance commerciale, en tant que source de nourriture, d'aileron de requin, de fourrage pour animaux et d'huile de foie de requin. La surexploitation a réduit ses populations au point que certaines ont disparu et que d'autres ont besoin de protection.


Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Chondrichthyes / Elasmobranchii / Shark / Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

Area / Naturalness / Natural area

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Saltwater fish / Pelagic fish

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean

Species / Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) / CITES Appendix 2

Image processing / Digital assembly

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Threatened endangered species / Vulnerable (IUCN) VU

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

Leisure / Sport / Sea touring kayak

Europe / European Union / United kingdom / Great Britain / England

Shot / High angle view

Shot / Aerial view

Motion / Locomotion / Swim

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Fin (dorsal)

Individual / Person / Man

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Shot / Aerial view / Drone view

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