Meet ‘Deep Blue’: Researcher releases new video of largest shark ever caught on camera

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GUADALUPE ISLAND, Mexico (Aug. 12, 2015) – It’s believed the be the largest of its kind ever captured on video.

Mexican shark researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla has posted new video of a great white shark named “Deep Blue” to his Facebook page. He shot the video in 2013 but just recently discovered it on his computer.

According to the Daily Mail, “Deep Blue” is believed to be the largest great white ever recorded on camera. The shark is believed to be about 50 years old, at least 20 feet long and about 5,000 pounds. Padilla is the director-general at Pelagios-Kakunja, an environmental conservation organization working to protect pregnant sharks.

He hopes the video raises awareness about the dangers pregnant sharks face. They head out shallow areas to give birth, a move that helps them avoid predators and find abundant food supplies. However, the shallow nursing grounds also expose them to dangers like fishing nets and hooks.

Read more about the group’s mission here.

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