Earlier this week, a team of researchers have managed to capture on film the largest great white shark ever seen.
The giant great white shark, named Deep Blue, is about 20 foot long and has become an internet sensation after the video of the enormous predator that high-fived one of the divers went viral.
The video of the largest great white shark was posted by a marine biologist from Discovery Shark Week.
In the video, Mauricio Hoyos Padilla is seen coming out of the protective cage and touch the giant shark giving it a “high-five”. The shark seems to respond to the salute and touches the hand of the diver with its fin.
The great white was seen in Mexico, near the coast of Guadalupe Island.
Discovery made a documentary about the largest great white shark Deep Blue in August. That was when the shark was first spotted.
The shark was pregnant at the time, which made her look even bigger that she normally is.
Experts believe Deep Blue is about 50 years old and have noticed some large vertical slashes on her left flank.
The shark also has a hole on her right trunk and scrapes and scratches on her tail.
The Discovery Channel documentary explains that the marks visible on the shark’s body are old wounds from fights with other sharks.
The shark measure more than 6 meters in length and experts say it’s one of the largest great white sharks ever tapped and filmed.
Although there are dozens of great whites swimming in the waters of Guadalupe Island, Padilla believes Deep Blue is the largest of them all.
After the shark was tagged by the researchers, they followed her to a colony of elephant seals.
The seals are part of the shark’s diet, according to the experts.
Every year, thousands of shark enthusiasts and divers visit the Guadalupe Island to see the great white sharks that live there.
According to the shark experts, fall is the best season to catch a glimpse of the massive marine creatures.
Deep Blue is not the first shark that became an internet sensation.
Mary Lee, a 6 foot long great white shark that weighs more than 3,450 pounds, went viral after a video showed her off the East Coast and places like Chincoteague Islands and Assateague.
The video showing Deep Blue high-fiving a diver is 49 seconds long and was seen by more than 3.8 million users.
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