What is the biggest fish in the world?

The biggest fish is also one of the most harmless, the whale shark. It measures 1.5 metres long and weighs about 1.3 tonnes. It swims slowly through the sea with its mouth open wide, filtering millions of tiny creatures from the water.

Is it true? You could hitch a ride on a whale shark.

Yes. These gentle giants have been known to allow scuba divers to hang on to their fins and ride with them.

Amazing! Little is known about the megamouth. But we do know that it has luminous organs that give off a glow around its lips. Scientists think this may be to tempt tiny creatures into its mouth.

Which shark appears to sunbathe?

Basking sharks spend much of their time wallowing at the ocean’s surface, especially when it’s sunny — probably because there’s more food there on sunny days, not because they want a suntan!

What has a huge mouth?

The megamouth shark lives in deep, dark seas. Like the whale shark, it swims with its enormous mouth wide open, filtering water for food. It is very rare and only a few have ever been seen.

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