Basking Sharks

Basking Sharks are the second biggest fish in the world. Inside their gill slits they have bristles, similar to teeth, that filter their food from the water. These are giant sharks that often swim close to the surface (looking like they’re basking in the sun—hence the name.) They feed mostly on plankton and other tiny creatures in the water.

Here’s a cool video that shows them swimming. (At the 3 minute mark.)