Deep Blue is a great white shark that was caught on video by conservationist photographer Mauricio Hoyos Padilla back in 2013, and some of the footage he took has just been released. According to News Max, researchers believe that Deep Blue is about 50-years-old. She is 20 feet long, weighs approximately 5,000 pounds, and is believed to be the biggest great white ever caught on film.
” ‘Deep Blue’ was featured last year in a Discovery Channel documentary ‘Jaws Strikes Back’ during the network’s ‘Shark Week’ episodes, filmed in partnership with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.”
The great white shark, named Deep Blue, is undoubtedly a magnificent creature. According to the Mail Online, this is the second clip of the gigantic great white shark (the first released in June) who was “heavily pregnant” at the time of the encounter near Guadalupe Island. She has been tagged, and researchers have been able to monitor her whereabouts since first seeing her back in 2013.
“The video shows the enormous apex predator swimming near researchers in steel cages, with one bold enough to be swimming outside the protection of the protective metal bars. At the end of the clip, the curious shark bumps into one of the cages with its nose, showing off it’s rows of razor-sharp teeth to the camera below.”
— AOL Travel UK (@aoltraveluk) August 11, 2015
— The West Australian (@thewest_com_au) August 11, 2015
On Monday, Mauricio Hoyos Padilla posted a video of Deep Blue on Facebook.
Great white sharks other than Deep Blue have made the news lately, as well. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, there were 16 great whites swimming off the coast of Cape Cod just last week. The sharks were spotted by a pilot who was working with a research team in the area.
“None of the great whites were tagged during the four-and-a-half hour voyage, as conditions must be pristine in order for researchers to affix a transmitter. Several of the sharks were filmed, however, and the footage will be used to identify features unique to each great white,” reported the Inquisitr.
Many people are fascinated by great white sharks. The predators are known to grow about 15 feet long, and can weigh up to 5,000 pounds.
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