Perhaps the last thing you want to see while in the ocean is a great white shark. For divers in Hawaii, it may have been an incredible discovery.
A group of divers near Oahu were monitoring tiger sharks feeding off a decomposed sperm whale when they encountered a giant great white shark, reports The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Ocean Ramsey, one of the divers who studies sharks, told The Star-Advertiser that, based on the shark’s size and markings, the shark may be Deep Blue, one of the largest great whites on record.
“I’m without words; it’s heartwarming; she’s probably the most gentle great white I’ve ever seen,” Ramsey told The Star-Advertiser.
Diver and photographer Kimberly Jeffries said she was one of two divers first in the water with the shark. According to Jeffries, marine experts familiar with the shark reviewed her photos and confirmed it was Deep Blue.