Kayaker Captures Footage of Huge Basking Shark

Posted on July 12, 2010

Kayaker Craig Whalley captured this great footage of a huge basking shark off the Isle of Man. Basking sharks can be as long as 30 to 40 feet. The basking shark is the second largest living shark, after the whale shark, and it is the only member of the family Cetorhinidae. Basking sharks eat zooplankton, small fish and invertebrates by holding their huge mouths wide open near the surface of the water. Take a look:

More information about basking sharks, including another video of a basking shark feeding, can be found here on the Florida Museum of Natural History's website.

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