Divers Encounter Monstrous Shark in the Deep Ocean

Credit: Mauricio Hoyos Padilla / Facebook

Guadalupe Island, Mexico — The vast ocean covers 70 percent of our planet and at the deepest point, it extends 7 miles down into the cold dark abyss. Who knows what unknown and frightening creatures are hiding beneath those deep waters.

In Mexico’s Guadalupe Island, a group of adventurous divers got a shocking answer to that question when they unexpectedly encountered a monstrous shark — the biggest shark that has ever been filmed. Nicknamed “Deep Blue”, the female great white shark is believed to be about 20 feet long and weigh over 5,000 pounds.

Credit: Mauricio Hoyos Padilla / Facebook

The shark appeared to be pregnant — and hungry — as it swam around in circles nudging at the divers’ protective cage. Marine researchers from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School and Abess Center studied the divers’ film, and estimate the colossal shark to be about 50 years old.

Great white sharks that live in the cold waters can live to be well over 100 years old. And since they continue to grow throughout their lifetime, researchers believe there are much larger sharks than “Deep Blue” roaming the world’s oceans.

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