Is This The Biggest Great White Shark Ever Filmed?
A diver recently captured footage of what he claims is a 20-foot (6-meter) long great white shark dubbed Deep Blue.
Off the western coast of Mexico's Baja California, Guadalupe Island (map) is a shark mecca, drawing people from around the world hoping to catch a glimpse of one of these majestic creatures.
Divers recently exploring the area weren't disappointed.
Biologist Mauricio Hoyos Padilla posted a Facebook video of what he claims is the biggest great white shark ever filmed: An approximately 20-foot (6-meter) long female dubbed Deep Blue.
However, most great whites are around 12 to 14 feet (3.6 to 4 meters) long, says Christopher Lowe, a shark biologist at California State University in Long Beach. A 17.9-foot-long (5.5-meter-long) male great white was caught off Guadalupe in fall 2009. (Related: "Biggest Great White Shark Caught, Released.")