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Ahoy! Giant Shark Spotted Near Long Beach

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Whale watchers caught a glimpse of a basking shark cruising around near Long Beach this weekend.

Several charter cruises saw the shark swimming around and charming moms on their special weekend. According to the Belmont Shore-Napes Patch, one of the captains estimated that it was about 18 to 25 feet long.

The basking shark is the second-largest shark, after the whale shark, but it is a totally docile filter feeder.

Captain Carl Mayhugh from Harbor Breeze Cruises in Long Beach videotaped his close encounter.

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