Basking sharks can be found in temperate waters around the globe and are the world’s second largest living fish reaching an impressive 8 metres (that’s almost the length of two cars).
Filter feeders are animals that feed by filtering food suspended in the water column. Instead of teeth, filter feeders have specialised sieve like structures that catch food particles as water is passed over them.
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The Blue Whale is the largest creature ever to have lived on earth. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant – their hearts, as much as a car.
Second only to the Blue Whale in size, the Bowhead Whale is one of the longest living mammals in the world! They are uniquely adapted to living all year round in the cold, harsh Arctic seas and are famous for their complex and beautiful songs.