Rare footage shows 20ft great white shark believed to be ‘biggest ever’

A resurfaced clip of the "largest great white shark ever captured on camera" has dropped the jaws of viewers around the world after being shared online.

Great white sharks are one of the largest predators in the world's oceans – with up to 300 terrifying teeth and growing to an average length of 15-16 feet.

However, this underwater beast far surpassed that as it was estimated to be around 20-foot long, in the video which was shared online by shark expert and marine biologist Mauricio Hoyos Padilla.

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Scientists speculated the shark was around 50 years old at the time, and appeared to be pregnant as one report described her as having the "girth of a small elephant".

The clip of the predator, which was nicknamed Deep Blue, was originally captured back in 2015 off the coast of Mexico’s Guadalupe Island – but it has since resurfaced on Reddit.

In the video, the great white seems remarkably unbothered while swimming near the divers – two of whom were caged.

However, there was one who seemed to be uncomfortably exposed for viewers, as one said: “We’re going to need a bigger ocean.”

Another wrote: “Deep Blue. She’s such a beauty!”

A third commented: “Way too impressive, beautiful!”

The news comes after a "20-foot" great white shark that attacked a man – leaving him needing nearly 30 pints of blood transfusions – is now thought to be one of the world's biggest sea beasts.

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Steve Bruemmer, 62, lost several litres of blood and had to have a transfusion of nearly 30 pints after he was targeted by the beast at Lovers Point Beach, in Monterey Bay, California.

The retired IT specialist was "lucky to be alive" after three surfers rushed to his rescue and took him back to shore with their paddle boards.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife estimated that the shark which bit him was around 20ft long.


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