A new viral video posted by Mauricio Hoyos Padilla reveals a great white shark of size and lengths never recorded before in the Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
We would expect that the reaction of people when spotting a great white lurking in the waters is one of fear. Nonetheless, in the search of the marine wonders and perhaps due to the need for some adrenaline rush, there are those of us who are up for great white sharks spotting at any time.
Of course, not before taking all measures to make sure that we don’t end up on the great white’s menu. The most common manner in which great white sharks are observed from close is for the divers to be submerged underwater in a metal cage.
This is what happens in the viral video as well. When a diver is found under the water of the Guadalupe Island, Mexico in a metal cage, a great white shark makes its appearance.
According to scientific observers, the specimen is one of the largest ever spotted in the region. The 20 feet long and approximately 50 years old giant great white got itself a nickname, Deep Blue. It seems that Deep Blue has already made a name for itself as during the previous year it had already made an appearance in a Discovery documentary.
Now, photographer Mauricio Hoyos Padilla tagged Deep Blue once more. In the video, the great white shark Deep Blue is seen approaching the cage, swimming around it in what many would describe terrifying expectation, although the specimen does not show any interest in the divers.
To that extent, one cage divers even escapes the metal protection to swim towards Deep Blue and touch it. Quite daring!
Leaving aside the number of views and shares of the video which have gone into the millions, the mere discovery of the great white shark of these dimensions is fascinating.
Guadalupe Island is a known travel location for great white shark spotting. It is located in Mexico, 165 miles to the west of Baja California.
Great white sharks such as Deep Blue haven’t been registered before. Nonetheless, recent scientific research washes away a bit of the fear-inducing myths surrounding the species.
These predators are in fact not interested in humans being included on their menu. Once a new scent is in their territory, they will sample it but not gulp it down entirely.
Overall, there are 100 shark attack on a yearly basis across the world. Of these, approximately one half are attributed to great whites, yet, the large majority are not fatal.
The Deep Blue spotted now in the Guadalupe Island is, along with its peers, an endangered species despite the fact that no precise numbers are available on the overall population of great white sharks across the world.
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