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Deep Blue! 🦈
Here's the moment Greg Skomal & Mauricio Hoyos spotted and named Deep Blue for the first time in Guadalupe in our program, ‘Jaws Strikes Back’ made for @SharkWeek
Deep Blue is a 20 foot female white shark and likely the biggest shark EVER filmed! 🤯
She was tracked by #SharkCam
with Amy Kukulya & Roger Stokey from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
She’s since become pretty famous for being so marvelously massive… she even has 8,328 followers on twitter!... but she has only been seen once since we filmed her over five years ago. We went back to Guadalupe the following year to look for her, and no luck so her reappearance really is quite a shark-historic moment.
It’s thought large females like Deep Blue come to Guadalupe to feed on the second largest seals in the world, Northern Elephant seals. She was thought to be pregnant when we filmed her. Where she’s been since?!, who knows 🤔 but it’s likely she’s been to a region nicknamed the ‘Great White Café’ in the middle of the Pacific where white sharks are thought to mate. And she’s certainly made the 3890 km journey from Guadalupe to Hawaii… possibly a few times since! What a stunning fish. We’re very excited to see her making such huge sharky headlines again on her Hawaiian adventures!
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