The biggest great white shark on record was spotted again.
The 20-foot-long shark approached divers off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii where they were observing tiger sharks feeding on a decomposed whale.
Marine biologist and conservationist Ocean Ramsey jumped in the water and started swimming with the shark. Based on its marking and size, Ramsey believed it to be “Deep Blue,” the largest great white on record and to ever be filmed. Ramsey also says she believes the shark is pregnant.
“We saw a few tigers and then she came up and all the other sharks split, and she started brushing up against the boat. She was just big beautiful gentle giant wanting to use our boat as a scratching post,” she explained. “We went out at sunrise, and she stayed with us pretty much throughout the day.”
The Marine Conservation Science Institute later confirmed the shark to be Deep Blue.
Discovery’s 2014 feature on the great white said she measures more than 20 feet and is at least 50 years old. On average, female sharks range between 15-16 feet, while male sharks measure between 11-13 feet.