You can cross Mexico’s Guadalupe Island off your vacation destinations list. That’s where the world’s largest great white shark ever filmed made her debut.
She’s as big as most bass boats, around fifty years old and nicknamed “Deep Blue.” Who knows how many seal lions have lost their lives to this shark?
Watch as a team of researchers attempts to tag her to better understand the habits of great whites.
It’s a little humbling and healthy to be reminded of how small and insignificant (and maybe tasty) we are in the scheme of the natural world. This animal is a purpose-built predator. Every form on her is designed for speed and stealth.
During the filming of this piece, she was pregnant and the scientists on the crew believed extra hungry. Imagine the strange cravings and appetite of a 50-year-old killing machine?
This fish definitely has some history, you can see it in the scars up and down her sides. After watching her in action in this clip, she’s not showing signs of slowing down.