Saturday, 9 May 2009

basking shark

Basking sharks, which can grow up to 33 feet long and weigh more than a Hummer H1, spend the late spring, summer and early fall in the temperate regions of the world’s oceans.

The basking shark is a benign behemoth. It swims at about three miles per hour with its four-foot-wide mouth gaping open, filtering through almost 500,000 gallons of water every hour for its plankton sustenance.

“They might [...] be crossing into other oceans,” he said, “meaning there might actually be one population in the entire world.”

source: wired

1 comment:

Wolf said...

haha FUCK, he looks fierce.. but where are his teeth? is he just like a scary whale? no fun my babe..