Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus)
While they can grow to large sizes (up to 12 m /40 ft, 19 tonnes), basking sharks are filter feeders and harmless to humans. The sharks feed by filtering up to 1,800 tonnes of water ever hour, using cartilaginous gill rakers to filter out zooplankton and crustaceans.
The sharks name comes from its habit of feeding on plankton near the surface of the water, which makes it seem as if it is basking in the sun. They are migratory, following concentrations of plankton in the oceans.