World’s Largest Great-White Shark

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World’s Largest Great-White Shark

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Deep Blue, the name World’s largest Great White Shark ever recorded, spotted slowly swimming off the coast of Hawaii. Last seen in 2014, this majestic beast measures in at over 20 feet long. The giant fish, estimated to be six meters long and weighing two and a half tonnes, is thought to be one tagged by researchers about 20 years ago and given the name Deep Blue. The creature, believed to be around 50 years old, and half the length of a bus, was filmed by Ocean Ramsey, a local shark conservationist. In her video of the encounter posted on Instagram, Ms. Ramsey is seen touching the beast, something that is often criticized but she wrote that sharks sometimes “seek touch” It’s not petting sharks or pushing them off to maintain a respectable space that is hurting sharks … it’s the wasteful and cruel practice of grabbing and catching sharks to cut off their fins (which slowly kills them). “She describes how she waited patiently for the shark to approach on its way to feed on the carcass of a dead sperm whale” (Sky News).

Sharks are the most feared beasts in the ocean but truly they will not harm you unless provoked. But when you make them mad their is usually no escape and that is why they are the most feared creature in the world.

Ms. Ramsey told the Honolulu Star Advertiser that they had been filming tiger sharks feeding on the whale when the shark arrived. “We saw a few tigers and then she came up and all the other sharks split, and she started brushing up against the boat. She was just this big beautiful gentle giant wanting to use our boat as a scratching post. We went out at sunrise, and she stayed with us pretty much throughout the day” she added. Ms Ramsey also told the paper: She looks like she may be pregnant: She’s shockingly wide. Meanwhile, reporter Lynn Kawano said on Twitter: ‘We’re gonna need a bigger boat” – referencing a famous line from the movie Jaws. Great whites, which usually measure an average of 4.6m, are classified as vulnerable due to illegal fishing. They are at the top of the ocean food chain and are normally only hunted by sperm whales or killer whales.”(kottke.org)

Due to human events like finning and fishing, Great White Sharks are being killed off and if the human race isn’t careful these beautiful creatures might cease to exist.

https://news.sky.com/story/jaws-dropping-worlds-biggest-great-white-shark-snapped-off-Hawaii-11610098

https://kottke.org/19/01/swimming-with-the-largest-great-white-shark-in-the-world

 

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Cameron Lund, Contributor

Hello, my name is Cameron Lund. I love food and scuba diving.

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One Response to “World’s Largest Great-White Shark”

  1. Josiah Strock on January 29th, 2019 6:11 am

    That shark is insane, I wonder how much food it eats a day?

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