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Swimming with the Largest Great White Shark in the World

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 22, 2019

Great White Swim

A group of divers with One Ocean Diving recently swam with Deep Blue, a great white shark that is believed to be one of largest on Earth. Deep Blue is a female white shark that’s around 50 years old and 20 feet long.

Great White Swim

“Deep Blue came up and brushed up against the boat, maybe she’s pregnant, maybe she’s itchy?” Ramsey wrote, adding: “She swam away escorted by two rough-toothed dolphins who danced around her.”

Deep Blue is over 50 years old, and was caught on camera five years ago in a video that quickly went viral.

Ramsey said her team had been monitoring tiger sharks feeding when the legendary great white made her surprise appearance. The divers “spent the entire day with her till the sun went down,” Ramsey wrote.

Here’s a video of the group swimming with the shark. I had no idea that you could swim with great whites like that, outside of a cage. Wow.

“It’s a big ass shark!”

posted by Aaron Cohen   Jul 11, 2012

Go ahead and cross off ‘fishing off the front porch’ from the list of enjoyable summertime activities. If you’re impatient, skip to about :38.

Heck, we may as well round out the shark beat with a report of a baby shark for sale on the subway today, and a crazy picture of a shark stalking a kayak off the coast of Cape Cod this past weekend.

(hat tip @anildash)

Words to live by

posted by Aaron Cohen   Aug 02, 2010

“So here’s some advice I wish I would have got when I was your age… Live every week like it’s shark week.” - Tracy Jordan

In its 24th year, the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is really coming into its own on the internet. At least on the meme-filled internet of Tumblr/Twitter/Reddit etc. Add in the clever guerrilla marketing of having sharks appear off the coast of Cape Cod and NJ this past week, and you’ve got the makings of a media phenomenon I can hardly bear.