Largest Shark Ever Recorded ?

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  1. Chee-to

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    June 2015 Largest great white shark ever videotaped underwater?

    Mexico’s Guadalupe Island is seasonal home to dozens of adult great white sharks, but as far as anyone knows, none is as large as a monstrous female nicknamed Deep Blue.

    - tiburón más grande en México

    The massive predator, measuring 20-plus feet and boasting the girth of a fat hippo, was featured last year by the Discovery network, which aired part of a tagging effort that involved local researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla.

    The shark, perhaps 50 years old, was said to be one of the largest white sharks ever tagged and videotaped, and on Tuesday Hoyos posted newly released footage of the same shark on Facebook, under the title, “I give you he biggest white shark ever seen in front of the cages in Guadalupe Island… DEEP BLUE!!!”

    The footage reveals how small the divers in the cage appear to be, compared to the pregnant shark, which can be seen investigating objects around and attached to the cage, but ignoring the divers in a roof-less submerged steel cage.

    Hoyos, reached Tuesday via email, said he discovered the 50-second clip this week in his computer. He could not remember who was behind the camera, only that the footage was obtained about the same time as when the Discovery crew was on site, in the fall of 2013.

    That’s prime time for shark sightings at Guadalupe, which is located 165 miles west of Ensenada, in Baja California.

    Divers and shark enthusiasts travel from all over the world to view white sharks in the gin-clear water beyond the island, which boasts an elephant seal colony, which is attractive to the sharks.

    The clip was viewed more than 800,00 times and shared more than 16,000 times in the first 20 hours since it was posted on Hoyos’ Facebook page. Comments, mostly in Spanish, contained terms such as amazing, wow, and beautiful.

    After all, who wouldn’t want to check out one of the largest white sharks ever videotaped, and the largest ever to grace curious cage divers at picturesque Guadalupe Island?

    The biggest shark to have EVER lived, is the Megalodon, a giant prehistoric shark and a legendary killer. Megalodon monster shark lives?

    It's name is Greek word meaning "Big Tooth". This giant mega shark is as one of the largest and most powerful attacking apex predators in the history of our planet.

    Having been extinct for millions of years, The Megalodon has influenced pop culture as photos and drawings of this legendary shark continue to appear all over web with some websites and blogs dedicated to it.

    Fossils indicate that the Megalodon Shark reached lengths of almost 70 feet, 20 meters long and was much wider and stockier than your typical great white shark believed to have weighed almost 100 tons. Blue Whales being slightly bigger can weigh over 100 tons.

    The teeth of the Megalodon are gigantic, some found to be over 7 inches long. These tooth fossils have been discovered all over the world and at one point were believed to be petrified tongues of dragons & giant snakes.

    The shark bite of the Megalodon is the sea creature's most impressive features as scientist estimate it's chomp to have created up to 18 tons of force, compared to that of a great white's bite which is less than 2 tons of force. With that kind of biting pressure the Megalodon could crush a whales skull as easily as a human child would bite into a grape making it the most powerful bite of any creature in history.

    The Megalodon's closest living relative is the Great White Shark and although they have many similarities, their hunting patterns proved to be different. Great white sharks tend to attack the under belly or soft spot of their victims for a quick kill as the Megalodon's attacked with it's massive biting force to rip off the fins of other large fish before going in for the final kill.

    A sea monster as deadly and powerful as the Megalodon dominated the oceans for millions of years, however no one knows why exactly they became extinct.

    Was it global warming...A lack of food sources, or is it possible they still exists somewhere beyond our reach deep within the ocean depths.

  2. U201491

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    Caught that vid. That diver was nuts.
    That white's tooth was damn near big as he was
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  3. Velzey

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    This reminds me that I need to go surf more this fall/early winter!:)
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  4. The B

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    Just another reason to hate water.
  5. edslhead

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    That one could rid the Columbia of few sea lions. Mexico should rent it out to us. Kinda like renting a goat to mow your acreage.
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  6. NWGlockgal

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    The shark is pregnant. She's only interested in pickles and ice cream :)

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