A great white shark nicknamed Deep Blue is creating a social media reading frenzy after Mexican researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla posted a new video clip of the huge 20-plus-foot animal on Facebook
Deep Blue, believed to be one of the largest great white sharks ever recorded, was first featured during one of the Discovery Channel's recent "Shark Week" telecasts, according to Grind TV
. The shark and Hoyos Padilla appeared to share a "high five" as it swam past the researcher's underwater cage.
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
Hoyos Padilla's video had been viewed more than 2.6 million times since it was posted this week. The video was also shared some 44,600 times, as well.
Hoyos Padilla said he found the clip on his computer this week, noting that it was from the Discovery shoot about 165 miles west of Ensenada, Baja California.
"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," said Grind TV's Pete Thomas about the video.
Discovery News noted
Wednesday that Hoyos Padilla participated in a 2012 filming in Mexico when Deep Blue, which appeared to be pregnant, swam toward the film crew's boat. The shark was so large that it appeared it might upend the boat but it circled the vessel several times before researchers placed a tag on its back.
The footage appeared in a "Shark Week 2014" telecast titled "Jaws Strike Back," filmed in partnership with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Video of the huge shark left some on social media in awe.
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