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Basking shark

Basking shark

(Science: zoology) One of the largest species of sharks (Cetorhinus maximus), so called from its habit of basking in the sun; the liver shark, or bone shark. It inhabits the northern seas of Europe and America, and grows to a length of more than forty feet. It is a harmless species.


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Basking Sharks-Ectotherm

It's quite possible that basking sharks are shimiotherms because they never stop moving. (no sharks do) They need to constantly keep in motion ...

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by Lynn
Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:47 am
 
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Basking Sharks-Ectotherm

A basking shrak is an ectotherm which means that their body temperature depends on their environment.Basking sharks swim close to the surface of the water and appear to be sunning themselves like lizards (also ectotherms) ...

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by Bio_Girl015
Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:13 pm
 
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