Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)
Chris Gotschalk - Public Domain
Basking Shark with mouth open
Northeast Fisheries Science Center - Public Domain by U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Head of a Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in the deep
Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) off the Isle of Coll, Scotland
Biggest Shark: Basking Shark
A basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, swimming near Coll Island, Scotland. The most impressive feature of the basking shark is its mouth, which opens up to 1 meter wide.
Biggest Fish: Basking Shark
A basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, swimming off Coll island, Scotland. Due to their passive temperament, basking sharks have the smallest weight to brain weight ratio of any shark.