Basking shark in Cork Harbour, Ireland
The basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, is the largest shark species normally found in British waters, growing up to 6-8m in length. It’s also the second largest shark in the world, beaten only by the Whale Shark (12.65m in length maximum recorded).
Despite being one of the biggest fish in the sea, this species feeds solely on plankton and does not actively hunt larger prey. A gentle giant!
This footage was taken from a drone.
Video Source: Ocean Escapes
Now imagine swimming next to this giant mouth: