It looks like Jaws may have finally met his match. Shark researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla recently posted a new video of Deep Blue, the 20-foot long female shark known as the "biggest shark ever filmed," swimming around a research cage near Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico. Needless to say, the video is as terrifying as it is fascinating:
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Not only is Deep Blue massive and old — about 50 years of age, according to Padilla — but also pregnant, which means the Gulf of Mexico will likely be home to a swarm of potentially-massive sharks for years to come. Mother of God.
Here's the first video of Blue Padilla posted back in June:
I give you the biggest white shark ever seen in front of the cages in Guadalupe Island....DEEP BLUE!!!Este es el tiburón blanco mas grande visto desde las jaulas en Isla Guadalupe...DEEP BLUE!!!
Posted by Mauricio Hoyos Padilla on Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Remind me never to go swimming again.
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Photos by Mauricio Hoyos Padilla/Facebook