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One of the biggest great white sharks ever caught on tape

'Jaws Strikes Back': One of the Biggest Great Whites Ever Filmed

Nicknamed 'Deep Blue,' this great white is almost as long as the 22-foot-long boat the researchers were aboard near Guadalupe, Mexico, nearly 165 miles away from mainland.



She is one of the biggest great white sharks ever filmed and could be at least fifty years old.

The vertical slashes on her left flank are either from fights with other sharks or mating scars.

With a hugely swollen belly, she is also heavily pregnant and likely to be hungry.

The team, consisting of scientists from Woods Hole's Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is able to tag Deep Blue. She leads the scientists to the Twin Canyons elephant seal colony.

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nannymel August 11 2014 at 9:58 AM

Leave her alone, she's beautiful and shouldn't be messed with.

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Erin nannymel August 11 2014 at 12:50 PM

She is certainly beautiful. Truly majestic, in fact. "Messing with" her means that she and her progeny have a better chance of living long, healthy lives. Pregnant at 50+ years old? What a gal!

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kolblh Erin August 11 2014 at 4:40 PM

She has the scars to prove it. Rough sex.

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JOSE--USMC--0311 nannymel August 12 2014 at 4:09 AM

KILL ALL THE SHARKS... MANY GREAT NAVY SAILORS WERE KILLED BY SHARKS DURING WW-1---WW-2 , BUT PEOPLE FORGET THAT.....
WATCH THE MOVIE OF A TRUE WW-2 NAVY SHIP THAT WAS SUNK BY THE JAPANESES AND THE SAILORS WAITED IN THE OCEAN FOR 2 TO 4 DAYS FOR RESCUE ..50 % WERE KILLED BY SHARKS SLOWLY ONE AT TIME..

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ofleck JOSE--USMC--0311 21 hours ago

First...stop screaming!
Second....stop watching Jaws, you are misquoting Captain Quint!
Third....You see to be blaming sharks for what the Japanese did, namely sinking the ship!
Fourth....Sharks are a major part of the oceans ecosystem.
Stop being a dumb grunt and do some research before spouting off, Marine!

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tmccull52 August 11 2014 at 9:42 AM

What a magnificent animal. You don't get a true sense as to how massive she really is until she is right up and underneath that boat.

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Chickiepoo tmccull52 August 11 2014 at 10:33 AM

I have a hard time envisioning "length".....
I have to look at the "living room wall" in
order to get perspective......

That wall's about 15 ft. long and SHE'S
20-22 ft. LONG.........HOLEY MOLEY....
She's longer than THAT ?!!?!?!?.....LOL !!

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posthuf August 11 2014 at 11:25 AM

Why is she hanging around this area?

Because the picking are GOOD!!!

Plenty of liberal "leave the sharks alone" free meals here.

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billcdaly August 11 2014 at 11:21 AM

Daughter of Submarine???

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Buckingham's August 11 2014 at 11:47 AM

I have to wonder if there's any shrks BIGGER than this down in the deep that no one has seen.....yet.

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barryaclarke August 11 2014 at 3:26 PM

In the early 60’s while serving in the US Navy, we were anchored about a mile off Corregidor in Manila Bay. Late one night we were on deck sitting about 20 feet apart. I noticed a gigantic object in the water slowly moving towards the ship. When it got up close, we realize it was a Great White. It came up bumped the ship and swam along side of it for several seconds. When its head passed me, its tail still hadn’t passed my buddy. Looking down at it from about 16 to 18 feet above the water, its head looked like it was about eight feet across with eyes like bowling balls. We estimated the length effortlessly at over 25 feet. This was a granddaddy of granddaddies for great whites….....…..

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vroom123 barryaclarke August 11 2014 at 7:18 PM

What you have just described was probably a whale shark. I dont think great whites heads are eight feet across.

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msmith6791 August 11 2014 at 11:37 AM

It says the shark is 50 yrs. old. Well, that is OLD enough. I say CATCH and let's EAT it. At 22 feet that is a lot of fried fish dinners. The "tickler" on AOL said this: "Nicknamed 'Deep Blue,' this great white is nearly as large as the fictitious 'Jaws' -- and she is hungry." See that, said "...she is hungry". Well I AM HUNGRY TOO and I am hungry for shark steak. So pass me the net cause I am going to catch that sucker, cook it and EAT IT now!

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leavesbound msmith6791 August 11 2014 at 4:14 PM

You do NOT want to eat any meat that is 50 years old! Yuck!

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bwess8 August 11 2014 at 9:02 PM

Hope her pups make it in such a cruel world . BIG BEAUTFUL DOLL .

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cherylhaass August 09 2014 at 3:33 PM

(S)he ate the light. And the camera. Yer gonna need a bigger boat, dude.

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mikelisa.leake August 11 2014 at 9:12 PM

Australia should not kill sharks to reduce the population. I'm sorry surfers and swimmers are in danger but if they are worried about being shark dinner then don't get in the water. These creatures are doing nothing more than what they are supposed to do. Swim, eat and make baby sharks. They shouldn't be murdered for it. The shark population world wide has greatly reduced and this hurts our environment.

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