Hi, hello, how are you? Are you sitting on the beach right now? Are you thinking about putting your toes into the water, maybe taking a little morning dip in the ocean? Well, please don’t. For the love of God, run as far as you can in the other direction. Head for high ground or something because there’s a shark out there that will swallow you whole, call it an appetizer.
Meet Deep Blue, a 50-year-old shark that’s approximately 20-feet long. According to Mauricio Hoyos Padilla, the director-general of the nonprofit marine research organization Pelagios-Kakunjá, the pregnant shark is the largest ever recorded.
These two videos give you an idea of its size.
Deep Blue was filmed off the coast of Guadalupe Island, 150 miles west of the Baja Peninsula. Padilla says the area is full of Great Whites:
During November and December, we have seen several White Shark pregnant females like DEEP BLUE in Guadulupe Island feeding on seals, satisfying their needs to feed their pups.
They remain in this protected area for a few months but now there is a new challenge. This amazingly enormous female is carrying several little baby White Sharks, just waiting to be free in the Ocean. When White Sharks about about to give birth, they get close to the shore and deliver their pups in shallow areas, known as nursery grounds, who are full of food and free of predators. Unfortunately, these areas are close to shore and very vulnerable to several human threats and DEEP BLUE, her pups and fellow White Sharks need your help!
THERE’S MORE OF THEM!
But, in all seriousness, check out Padilla’s Facebook page. There’s a ton of fascinating videos and pics of what is arguably the most terrifying (and intriguing) creature of the sea.