Selective foraging behaviour of basking sharks on zooplankton in a small-scale front

  title={Selective foraging behaviour of basking sharks on zooplankton in a small-scale front},
  author={D. Sims and V. Quayle},
The basking shark Cetorhinus maximus is the second largest fish species, attaining lengths of up to 11 m. During summer months in temperate coastal waters circumglobally, these sharks filter-feed on surface zooplankton near water-mass boundaries (fronts),; however, little else is known about their biology. Their foraging behaviour has not been investigated until now, although they have been described as indiscriminate planktivores that are unlikely to orientate to specific plankton-rich waters… Expand

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