It’s not every day you see a great white shark let alone one of this magnitude.
The massive mackerels, which tend to inhabit shallow waters off the coasts of the United States, are considered a vulnerable species.
Down by the coast of Mexico, though, one great white in particular is blowing the others right out of the water—and fascinating divers one exploration at a time!
Known as “Deep Blue,” this female great white is estimated to be over 7 meters long, or around 22 feet. That’s nearly double the size of the average female (who tend to grow to about double the size of males).
Diving enthusiast Michael Maier captured this incredible footage with Deep Blue, explaining how calm she was swimming around the cage he and his fellow divers stayed in for protection. Watch as this colossal shark nears the camera and divers, while one, seemingly captivated by its beauty, reaches out to caress its fin.
Although no one is sure just how old Deep Blue is, it’s believed that she’s around 50 years old—putting her on the older side for a great white, although they can live to be up to 70 years or more.
She’s absolutely stunning to behold. But given the lethal nature of great whites and just how big she is, we wouldn’t want to get too close!
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