On January 15, 2019, marine biologist and conservationist Ocean Ramsey and her team took their dive boat to watch tiger sharks feasting off a dead and decomposing sperm whale that the NOAA had pulled 15 miles offshore from Sand Island near Oahu, Hawaii where it had rested against the shoreline.
According to the Star Advertiser, that’s when Deep Blue showed up to feed and everyone else split. Deep Blue is considered to be the largest known great white shark and appeared to be pregnant. Ramsey says Deep Blue is roughly 20 ft long and 8 ft tall.
The view of a great white is rare in Hawaii due to the warm waters and fewer still for such a large creature to show up. Ramsey suggests that the shark’s enhanced appetite is because her pregnancy may have explained why it was in unfamiliar waters.