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(06-11-2015, 12:27 AM)'Pckts' Wrote:




 

That is a big fish. Hard to gauge its actual size due to underwater photography angles. 16-18'+, I'm guessing.
 
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(06-11-2015, 06:52 AM)'chaos' Wrote:
(06-11-2015, 12:27 AM)'Pckts' Wrote:





 

That is a big fish. Hard to gauge its actual size due to underwater photography angles. 16-18'+, I'm guessing.
 

 


Its not the length thats impressive to me, its the girth.
That thing is so thick, its probably the widest GWS I have ever seen.
 
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A little more info on "deep Blue"

A clip going viral across the web today depicts Mauricio Hoyos Padilla, one of our Shark Week shark experts, defiantly poking his body out of a shark cage and high-fiving Deep Blue, a massive great white shark spotted off of the coast of Mexico's Guadalupe Island:

Her pregnancy at the time made her appear even larger -- Deep Blue is estimated to be approximately 20 feet in length. She was featured prominently in Shark Week 2014 programming. Check out some more official Shark Week footage of the giant shark:

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-...=sharkweek

Check out the 2nd video where the fill her from above and below. She is absolutely massive in every way.
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( This post was last modified: 06-15-2015, 05:42 AM by Kingtheropod )

Just looking at the shark, I'd say the shark has to be 3 1/2 to 4 times the length of the person in the video.

Difinately a 18-20 footer. Surely above average.

 
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(06-15-2015, 05:42 AM)'Kingtheropod' Wrote: Just looking at the shark, I'd say the shark has to be 3 1/2 to 4 times the length of the person in the video.

Difinately a 18-20 footer. Surely above average.

 

 



The best scale is the 2nd video of the 22' boat and she swims directly under it and you can see her length compared to it. NTM her absolute massive girth, pregnant or not, shes as robust as a school bus.
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Armchair oceanographers? Lmao. You guys are clueless. Yea it's a big fish. How big? Who really knows. Water distorts (magnifies). visual perspection. That shark is probably no more than
15+. BTW 15' is a huge fish. 18-20' is in record territory. Just my opinion.
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( This post was last modified: 06-16-2015, 05:04 AM by Pckts )

(06-16-2015, 03:55 AM)'chaos' Wrote: Armchair oceanographers? Lmao. You guys are clueless. Yea it's a big fish. How big? Who really knows. Water distorts (magnifies). visual perspection. That shark is probably no more than
15+. BTW 15' is a huge fish. 18-20' is in record territory. Just my opinion.

 

"Armchair oceanographers?"
Wow, pretty ignorant remark. So you spit in the face of the actual Marine biologist who specifically acknowledge and estimate the sharks size?

So lets compare the qualifications


Dr Mauricio Hoyos Padilla
"Marine Biologist, Shark Specialist
Beginning his career as a shark nursery ground and reproductive biology expert, Mauricio has always had a passion for shark conservation and has dedicated his professional life to the behavior of sharks. Currently his work is focused on researching behavior of ten species of sharks in areas all across Mexico, including Guadalupe Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Clipperton Atoll, and the Mexican Caribbean. Mauricio has remained active in shark conservation outreach and education, giving talks to groups as young as elementary school children as well as groups of high school and university students. His goal is to change the misconception of sharks in the human mind. He helped to found a group of biologists that have dedicated their work to the conservation of sharks and rays in Mexican waters through research and public outreach in education. He is also a collaborating scientist on the board of many different shark conservation foundations. "

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Chaos: ?
 

He is quoted as being the largest GWS Mauricio has ever seen, estimated by the other Marine Biologist to be around 20', scaled under a boat that is 22' (both are viewed under water *same "magnification" occurs*) and obviously looks every bit of 18'-20' which is not unreachable for GWS.
So your initial estimation is wrong and you chose to discredit people who have dedicated their lives to these animals in favor of your opinion?

I think I'll trust the experts estimations over your estimation that she is a 15' GWS (also curious since you estimated her to be 16'-18'+ initially then changed it to 15'?) which is pretty average for a full grown female.
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( This post was last modified: 06-16-2015, 09:10 AM by tigerluver )

@chaos, please address your perspective much more gently, as in drop the insults. The hostility of your first three sentences in your last post will (has) trigger(ed) hostile responses. 

To all members, when posting, remember your phrasing results in an imaginary tone. We want a good, warm tone in this place. If someone comes across rudely, try not to reciprocate.
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No offense intended on the "armchair oceanographers" comment. I was only joking.

 
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~~So your initial estimation is wrong and you chose to discredit people who have dedicated their lives to these animals in favor of your opinion?

Come on now. Thats absurd. I chose to offer my own opinion. BTW, I am entitled to it. Nothing more, nothing less. Don't read into what don't exist.
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After watching the vid several times, I stand by my opinion. From the angles presented its
impossible to accurately gauge the sharks size. "Generally" speaking, its a very large fish.
Countless bioligists and so-called experts tend to exaggerate estimates. Its human nature.
And BTW, without any documentation......The defense rests. Carry on my friends!  
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( This post was last modified: 06-16-2015, 09:59 PM by Pckts )

(06-16-2015, 08:38 PM)'chaos' Wrote: After watching the vid several times, I stand by my opinion. From the angles presented its
impossible to accurately gauge the sharks size. "Generally" speaking, its a very large fish.
Countless bioligists and so-called experts tend to exaggerate estimates. Its human nature.
And BTW, without any documentation......The defense rests. Carry on my friends!  

 


"The defense rests"

Ok bud, thats enough :edit: "trolling"
Thanks
 
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(06-16-2015, 09:50 PM)'Pckts' Wrote:
(06-16-2015, 08:38 PM)'chaos' Wrote: After watching the vid several times, I stand by my opinion. From the angles presented its
impossible to accurately gauge the sharks size. "Generally" speaking, its a very large fish.
Countless bioligists and so-called experts tend to exaggerate estimates. Its human nature.
And BTW, without any documentation......The defense rests. Carry on my friends!  


 


"The defense rests"

Ok bud, thats enough spamming.
Thanks
 

 

??? Sorry pal, that in no way constitutes "spamming".

 
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(06-16-2015, 09:57 PM)'chaos' Wrote:
(06-16-2015, 09:50 PM)'Pckts' Wrote:
(06-16-2015, 08:38 PM)'chaos' Wrote: After watching the vid several times, I stand by my opinion. From the angles presented its
impossible to accurately gauge the sharks size. "Generally" speaking, its a very large fish.
Countless bioligists and so-called experts tend to exaggerate estimates. Its human nature.
And BTW, without any documentation......The defense rests. Carry on my friends!  



 


"The defense rests"

Ok bud, thats enough spamming.
Thanks
 


 

??? Sorry pal, that in no way constitutes "spamming".

 

 



You're right, Trolling is probably the correct word, so I edited it.
 
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