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It may be the world's second-largest fish, growing to more than 10 meters, but the basking shark, or Cetorhinus maximus, is an enigma for scientists eager to help preserve the plankton-eating giant after centuries of overfishing.APECS has tagged four sharks so far this year with its new tracking devices.Like the world's largest fish, the whale shark, and the smaller megamouth shark, the basking shark is not a predator.Following the most recent CITES meeting in 2013, a total of eight species of sharks and all manta rays were included.Overall an estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, according to an authoritative 2013 study, an amount that conservationists contend threatens the survival of many shark species.
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