Biggest Great White Shark Ever Spotted

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  1. timb2

    timb2 Well-Known Member

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    This shark is named "Deep Blue" and they photographed him near Hawaii He was originally seen 2 decades ago near Mexico,his weight is 2.5 tons and is 20 feet long and he is 50 years old. How they know this is the same shark is they tagged his fin when seen in Mexico

     
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  2. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    No.

    No damn way I try to pet that damn thing.
     
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  3. Tabascocat

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    One of the largest recorded on video but there have been larger ones. One was 36' caught off Austrailia over 100 years ago. Another one was 37' caught in a fishing net near New Brunswick.

    This one appears to be pregnant too.

    I saw one diving off Catalina about ten years ago but it was a baby, maybe 10' at best.
     
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  5. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't take my eyes off the girl.
     
  6. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    You mean to tell me that the great white named Submarine that I saw on Shark week is not the biggest. He was bigger than the boat he hit that went down and the rescuers had to dive down and get some people out while Submarine was circling the boat looking for dinner. It would have been a great story but weeks later it was all a hoax.
     
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  7. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    I guess she wasn’t hungry
     
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  8. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    No way am I getting anywhere near that shark.
     
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  9. ColoCowboy

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    Absolute insanity. One of the cardinal rules of diving is don't touch ( or get too close) to any marine life.

    This ranks right up there with something I witnessed in Yellowstone a few years ago. A mother grizzly was walking her two cubs along side the rode. Several cars pulled off the side of the ride for pictures. One tourist, however, got out of his car and started following the cubs at a distance of about 50 feet for, what I guess, was that National Geographic-like photo.

    The mother grizzly abruptly turned, stood on her hind legs and growled. It is a wonder she didn't attack. Someone ( :rolleyes: ) reported the license plate of the driver to the park rangers. I heard later the errant photographer was escorted out of Yellowstone.
     
  10. timb2

    timb2 Well-Known Member

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    This guy to me is just as crazy
     
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  11. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud I Copy!,,, er,,,I guess,,,ah,,,maybe. Zone Supporter

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    Yes, I'd "clicked on " that piece of news that was posted up over at ABOVETOPSECRET'S SITE, yesterday, said it was 6 meters in length, with the guestimated weight ( after gorging itself on a whale carcass & also assumed to be of a pregnant nature) of two & a half tons/5,000 lbs+
     
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  12. lukin2006

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    Remember Grizzly Man. The guy who spent 13 summers living amongst grizzlies. He and his girlfriend were killed in their 13th summer living with the bears. They are wild animals, they are unpredictable. I wish humans would not put themselves in these situations, usually, they take down the animal as well, in this case, it was a brown bear, and yes they killed the bear. A few years back a biker was riding through Jasper national park and startled a grizzly and was attacked, the bear bit through his knapsack into a can of bear spray and ran off, the cyclist was very lucky. The park rangers checked out the area and determined the bear had moved on but also determined the bear did nothing wrong, it was just doing what bears do when startled...the bear got to live. That why many people recommend bear bells as well as bear spray.
     
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  13. Tabascocat

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    I think I saw that guy on video in the news somewhere. Was he the guy with a tripod kneeled down on the side?

    I also agree with marine life, don't disrupt their habitat. But, I have pulled a Nurse sharks tail trying to pull him out of a crevice to show my students on a dive. I was young and stupid then. The shark whipped around in my face and jetted past me.....lesson learned :lmao:
     
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  14. ColoCowboy

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    Sometimes those sort of lesson's-learned are the best.

    I still have a pair of fins with moray teeth imprints on the tip. I was ascending along Bloody Wall at Little Caymen and a little too close to the wall and, more importantly, an eels habitat. The moray took great umbrage with my fins and let me know about it. The most startled I've ever been while diving
     
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  15. Tabascocat

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    Eels can be unpredictable , had a similar incident at Stingray City. I hovered over a small reef outcrop and disturbed Green moray. That sucker chased me straight to the top ascending beyond the laws of physics. Luckily, I was only 25' deep :laugh:
     
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  16. cowboyec

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    only The LORD can make'm that big....and keep it from eating the divers.
    WOW.
     
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  17. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I have nothing to do with this... ;)
     
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  18. cowboyec

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    unless your telling me you are Aquaman.
     
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  19. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud I Copy!,,, er,,,I guess,,,ah,,,maybe. Zone Supporter

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    :bow: You certainly are quite the hairy chested adventurous type:thumbup:








    :)o_O:)
     
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  20. DeathMonkey

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    Researches tend to get special allowances to approach these animals for research purposes, such as checking tags, retagging, checking health, etc. I'm not saying it's a good thing and other people do it anyway without that permission.
     
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