The Basking Shark, Gentle Giant of the Sea

Fifth Dimension with Ian Finlay
S1:Ep127 mins2002

The basking shark is one of the most mysterious creatures on earth, and the species is gradually disappearing.

The scientific knowledge of this animal is based as much on speculation as on fact. Because of its size and dietary requirements, it can’t be kept in captivity for study.

Although they are protected in many places today, basking sharks are still hunted for their fin and their liver, which is used in both the cosmetic and aerospace industries.

Instructor/Host: Ian Finlay
Video Language: English