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Deep Blue, el tiburón blanco más grande del mundo

Se trata de una hembra que se hizo famosa en 2015 y que parece estar embarazada

La naturaleza deja a veces imágenes más que sorprendentes, como las últimas que llegan desde Oahu (Hawaii) y en las que cuatro buceadores nadan con total tranquilidad alrededor de Deep Blue, el que se estima que es el tiburón blanco más grande del mundo, de unos 50 años, con unos seis metros de longitud y 2,5 toneladas de peso.

Así lo compartía emocionada una de las buceadoras, Ocean Ramsey, a través de Instagram.

Este hallazgo es impresionante para la comunidad científica, que ha visto cómo el animal ha interactuado durante horas con humanos sin ningún peligro. Ninguna reacción negativa durante horas, algo que podría encajar con el hecho de que esté embarazada.

Deep Blue se hizo famosa hace tres años cuando se viralizó un vídeo de 2013 en la isla de Guadalupe (México). Desde entonces, no se sabía nada de ella. Automáticamente los protagonistas comenzaron a subir imágenes impresionantes que demuestran la magnitud y el tamaño de este animal que, destacan, está en peligro de extinción por la explotación del mar.


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@oceanramsey gently guides one of the largest documented #GreatWhiteSharks away from our @oneoceandiving shark research boat in #HAWAII #Oahu The first great white shark I ever swam with was in 2005 off my home #Haleiwa with a similarly large great #whiteshark who also rocked the boat I was on at the time working with sharks. I guess I am lucky that history repeats and not much has changed which made me confident but not complacent during this encounter but what has changed is shark populations are severely declining but for the first time ever I’ve seen this huge shift in perception in the last 5 years mostly due to imagery and the work that @oceanramsey and the team at #oneoceandiving and @oneoceandiving program and conservation and research division does (with people like @mermaid_kayleigh and ). I hope my conservation images like this help people to question their perceptions and realize the beauty, and importance of sharks and I hope that they inspire the kind of compassion and connection we need to have with nature and sharks, to help protect them and #coexist along side them. You don’t have to love them but they do need to exist, they are absolutely critical for the health of marine ecosystems which all life relies on. Yesterday I filled up 500gb with just photos so many more videos and photos to share from this incredible encounter that lasted al day. #grateful #helpsavesharks #savesharks #sharks #shark #discoversharks #greatwhiteshark #sealegacy #oneoceanconservation #greatwhiteshakhawaii #whitesharkhawaii

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Pero las críticas a los buceadores no tardaron en llegar por nadar demasiado cerca del tiburón. «Alguna gente no es consciente de lo que supone tocar uno de estos tiburones, algo que no está al alcance de gente sin experiencia», dice el biólogo Juan Oliphant, quien da su explicación pública.

«Había mucha gente nadando sin experiencia, con aletas de colores que podrían atraer al animal, y lo único que hice fue poner todo mi esfuerzo en situarme entre estas personas y el tiburón y que nada acabar mal». Y aprovecha para recordar que no recomienda nadar con ningún tipo de tiburón si no hay un profesional al lado. «Tengo 15 años de experiencia entre tiburones, tengo la capacidad y la obligación de proteger a estas personas».


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Repost from @oceanramsey Some people don’t focus on the bigger picture and message so I’ll address TOUCHING to deter a great white shark away from inexperienced people. I’ve received some criticism over touching this shark from a limited perspective video angle of someone behind me so some are saying I “jumped” the shark. The truth is there were many random people in the water that I didn’t know but could see that some could barely swim and wore bright colored fins that you would never want to wear around a shark because they are eye catching and sharks can be curious. As a matter of public safety I tried my best to keep myself between the shark and these people because I didn’t want this encounter to make the news in a different way. If an accident happened the shark would be blamed and everything that I work for in conservation would take a step back. For the record I STRONGLY advise AGAINST purposely diving in the water with white sharks, or any sizable shark without a professional and very experienced guide, I would never advise to wear bright or flashy colors or splash on the surface as those things draw extra attention. I teach people through my program @oneoceandiving what to do and not to do so people can gain experience and a deeper better understanding of sharks in a safer environment because they are under the guidance of a very experienced trained shark safety professional. Given that I work in the water all day every day with sharks for over 15 years and over ten years with white sharks all around the world and I am medically trained and a professional safety officer I felt obligated to safety these people who I didn’t know. Also I always discourage people from touching sharks and we don’t allow it @oneoceandiving unless its to deter. I’d love it if the drama-bully-haters who criticize me for touching would spend the same or that or ANY energy and effort into criticizing #sharkFishermen #sharkFishing #sharkFinning #SharkFinSoup or put any effort into criticizing something that actually harms and kills sharks. What do you think? #HelpSaveSharks #InspireConservation #LearnAboutSharks #SharkSafety Video credit to @mermaid_kayleigh

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La gran pregunta ahora en las redes sociales es cómo se sabe que es Deep Blue y cómo se distinguen a los tiburones. La cuenta de Twitter @DrBiólogo ha explicado en un hilo que los animales, como las personas, pueden parecer similares pero tienen características particulares. En este caso, muchos de ellos tienen marcas de haber tenido una vida ‘complicada’.


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#Jaws was a fictitious film whose poster kind of looks like this, so this is my effort at an Anti-Jaws type media piece @savingjawsmovie . I’ve been swimming with sharks my whole life and working professionally with them for over 15 years. There’s a challenge I have in my efforts, to find a balance between helping people to overcome their fear of sharks that often stems for fictitious demonizing media and instilling a healthy level of respect for sharks as very capable apex predators #ApexPredatorNotMonster not puppy (cause if you pet puppies often even puppies bite, actually a lot ;)). Having worked with sharks for so long I can fully appreciate what they are capable of because I have been rushed by sharks and had to deter them and I have had to leave the water and I have watched them actively predate and compete for space and have confrontations. However, I’ve also had the most incredible moments of my life in the water with them where 99.9% of the time they cruise gracefully around and so long as I keep looking around and pay attention constantly and quietly and give respect and attention to the more dominant individuals and challenging juveniles on a CONSTANT bases I am treated as more or less an equal predator. Never complacent, always respectful and adapting at every second to every movement. I reached the point long ago where I dedicated my life to conservation and I love it, I love educating people about sharks and introducing them to them in a professional guided situation through the program I co-founded @oneoceandiving where we also collect data @oneoceanresearch @oneoceansharks and help support conservation through @Oneoceanconservation and @OneoceanEducation and @Oneoceanglobal @Waterinspired @oneoceanhawaii and other with funds from @oneoceandesigns and diving I love studying shark behavior and body language and its an absolute pleasure to share that with people and help them to better appreciate sharks and I hope inspire them to help save them. Check out http://HelpSaveSharks.Org for more ways to get involved. #Aloha #hawaii #greatWhiteHawaii #SaveTheOcean #ocean #discoversharks #oneoceanconservation #OneOceanDiving PHOTO CREDIT @juansharks ❤️

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