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A very large shark (Cetorhinus maximus) that measures up to about 12 meters (40 feet) in length, feeds on plankton, and often floats near the surface of the water.
(Animals) a very large plankton-eating shark, Cetorhinus maximus, often floating at the sea surface: family Cetorhinidae. Also called: sailfish
bask′ing shark`(ˈbæs kɪŋ, ˈbɑ skɪŋ)
a large shark, Cetorhinus maximus, of cold and temperate seas, that often swims slowly or floats at the surface.
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|Noun||1.||basking shark - large harmless plankton-eating northern shark; often swims slowly or floats at the sea surface|
mackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks