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Baby Shark Spotted In Taranto, Italy

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A baby basking shark, the second-largest shark in the world, was spotted in the waters off Taranto, Italy.  A protected species under the Barcelona Convention, this shark has been on the watch list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  Five meters in length, the baby basking shark can grow as long as ten meters and weigh up to 10,000 pounds.  It dines on algae, plankton and other small water animals with little danger to people and hovers in shallow water, as if it were �basking in the sun.� 

 

Read more from ANSA about the baby shark.

 

Photo from ANSA