VIDEO OF THE DAY: World’s Largest Great White Shark ‘Deep Blue’ Gives Diver a Close-up
By Chris Ciaccia, Fox News // January 19, 2019
20-foot behemoth is more than 50 years old
ABOVE VIDEO: Incredible images have surfaced after a diver was spotted swimming alongside the world’s largest great white shark, a 20-foot behemoth known as “Deep Blue.” (Fox News video)
(FOX NEWS) – Incredible images have surfaced after a diver was spotted swimming alongside the world’s largest great white shark, a 20-foot behemoth known as “Deep Blue.”
Diver and photographer Kimberly Jeffries had hoped to capture images of sharks in the water feeding on a carcass of a dead sperm whale, but what she encountered was the experience of a lifetime.
“We noticed tiger sharks coming up to the back of the engines,” she said in an interview with BBC’s Newsbeat. “It was perfect because it was ultimately what we came out to see.”
Jeffries continued: “Maybe 30 seconds later we see this massive shark, just kind of gracefully and slowly rising out of the depth. And she comes up to feed on the carcass. “I thought my heart was going to explode.”
Deep Blue is estimated to be more than 50 years old, according to HawaiiNewsNow. According to a 2014 study, great white sharks have an average lifespan of 70 years, though it varies between male and females.
Prior to being spotted in Hawaii, the great white was caught on video in July 2018 near Guadalupe Island, off the west coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
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