Large Basking Shark Nearly Strands Itself In Cape Cod River

POCASSET (CBS) – Revelers watched a wild sight on Wednesday as a 14-foot basking shark nearly beached itself in the Pocasset River on Cape Cod.

Multiple people shot video of the enormous shark and posted it on YouTube.

The fish eventually managed to swim away.

Now get this: according to experts at the New England Aquarium, the basking shark was only a juvenile.

These sharks can grow to more than 30 feet long.

Basking sharks are the second largest fish species on the planet.

They feed on animal plankton and are generally considered harmless.

Perhaps not wanting to be outdone, the basking shark showed up the same day that two Great Whites were detected off the coast.

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