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Basking Shark Swims in Pocasset River | Cape Cod, Massachusetts

YouTube user, richhillbass, recently posted a video of what is claimed to be a 14 foot basking shark swimming in the Pocasset River on Cape Cod. Basking sharks are capable of growing up to 40 feet in length and are second only to whale sharks in size, the largest fish in the ocean. Generally considered harmless to humans, they are filter feeders often found in very large schools. For more information about the life history of these sharks, visit the Florida Museum of Natural History Icthyology Department’s website.

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