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Post by phildidge on Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:02 am

For most it would bring back terrible memories of the scene from Jaws when the immortal line 'you're going to need a bigger boat' was uttered.  

But when a team of divers spotted the largest great white shark on the planet they only hesitated to grab their cameras before they jumped into the sea. The enormous predator named Deep Blue is up to 50 years old, weights 2.5 tons and measures 20ft long. It was drawn to the water around Hawaii for what one diver described as an 'all you can eat buffet' - to feed on a dead sperm whale.      

Deep Blue was last spotted in Mexico in 2013 where it was fitted with a tracker which is how divers were able to identify it this time.    

Conservation photographer Juan Oliphant was one of the divers who took the plunge along with with marine biologist Ocean Ramsey

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6602153/Largest-great-white-shark-Deep-Blue-spotted-Hawaii.html

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Post by 'Wolfie on Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:44 pm

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Probably getting a bit slow in his old age ???

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:07 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Great danger: Divers spot the world's largest ever recorded great white shark - 2.5 ton 'Deep Blue' - feasting on a dead whale in Hawaii and JUMP IN to take photos 3974176704

Probably getting a bit slow in his old age  ???

Her old age.  Don't be disrespectful to a lady.  Deep Blue is a female. Indeed, she may be pregnant.

New York Times wrote:Deep Blue, believed to measure at least 21 feet, became famous after being featured by Discovery in 2014 (with footage captured in 2013).

The gargantuan shark generated headlines again in 2015 when Mauricio Hoyas Padilla, a Mexico-based scientist, shared footage showing the shark dwarfing divers in cages at Guadalupe Island.

She is quite tame, and appears to like to swim with people, enjoys petting, etc.  She is one of the school of white sharks that swim between San Francisco and Maui annually, occasionally showing up with groups as far south as Baja California, Mexico.

Wiki wrote:According to a recent study, California great whites have migrated to an area between Baja California Peninsula and Hawaii known as the White Shark Café to spend at least 100 days before migrating back to Baja. On the journey out, they swim slowly and dive down to around 900 m (3,000 ft).

The Australian white sharks tend to swim between South Africa and the southern coast of Australia, also in an annual migration.

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Post by phildidge on Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:14 pm

lol not sure you can claim she is tame Quill and not sure I would get in the water with her if hungry  . If unlike here where she was gorging on a dead whale and thus not hungry.

She could litterally bite you in half and eat you as a snack.

Its clear though they do not generally see humans as prey and its often a case of mistaken identity with attacks, Mistaken swimmers as seals.

What an amasing creature though and her size is incredible

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:16 pm

Thor wrote:lol not sure you can claim she is tame Quill and not sure I would get in the water with her if hungry  . If unlike here where she was gorging on a dead whale and thus not hungry.

She could litterally bite you in half and eat you as a snack.

Its clear though they do not generally see humans as prey and its often a case of mistaken identity with attacks, Mistaken swimmers as seals.

What an amasing creature though and her size is incredible

No doubt. I wouldn't chance it, at least. Evil or Very Mad

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