The biggest known great white shark in the world has been spotted off the coast of Hawaii by divers.
Deep Blue - which is 6.4 metres long and about 50 years old - surprised a group who were looking for tiger sharks 14km off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
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The enormous predator was feasting on the corpse of a sperm whale.
It was last seen off the coast of Mexico in 2013.
The divers - who posted their discovery on Instagram - chose to enjoy a swim with Deep Blue.
One of the team, who was pictured touching the gigantic shark, wrote: “I am without words and at the same time I think I never stop speaking up for sharks, I am grateful beyond measure for my experiences and what they have taught me.”
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She added that she is fighting for legislation to protect sharks.
“Shark populations around the planet are severely declined,” she said.
“They need protection from targeted shark fishing for shark been [sic] soup and sport fishing.”