The world finally has new footage of one of the largest great white sharks in the world to ever be caught on camera, Deep Blue. This time it’s with one courageous diver.
Diver and shark expert Mauricio Hoyos Padilla shared a video of himself abandoning his underwater cage and touching the fin of the enormous Deep Blue, who happens to be circling him. The shark seems completely aloof and does not appear aggressive as she continues to circle his cage. WHAT?!
The Baja, Calif. native posted the crazy, impressive video on his Facebook page Tuesday. And it has already been shared more than 50,000 times and received more than 3 million views.
The video was taken in the waters off Guadalupe Island 400 kilometres south of San Diego, according to The Province. Padilla, who lists himself on Facebook as the director-general of Pelagios-Kakunjá, claimed it was the largest shark he has ever seen, and it was the largest that anyone has ever seen. Pelagios-Kakunjá is a non-profit organization that studies migratory marine species in the Mexican Pacific.
His caption reads: “I give you the biggest white shark ever seen in front of the cages in Guadalupe Island….DEEP BLUE!!!”
Deep Blue was introduced to the world in August 2014 on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special. The documentary revealed that experts believe the shark is at least 50 years old and appeared to have stretched more than 20 feet in length. Padilla was one of the researchers on the expedition that was featured.
The shark appears particularly huge in the video because she is heavily pregnant, according to UPI. She is obviously identifiable by her massive size, but her scars also make her stand out. She likely acquired those during mating encounters or in brawls with other sharks.
Watch the video HERE.
And if you are interested in watching fascinating footage of marine life, take a gander at other videos on Padilla’s page here.