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World Record For Biggest Great White Shark

The Great White Sharks are not the sharks to mess up with, there are the largest predatory animals in the oceanic world. Due to their fearsome and bloodthirsty nature, they are called the “Wolves of the sea” which are enormous and are always ready to attack. The size of these sharks is a plus point for them as they had made many world records for being the biggest species of the shark realm. Scroll down to learn about the world records made by the Great White Sharks.

What is the Biggest Great White Shark?

Among the White shark species, is the female Great white shark named Deep Blue is the biggest member of the family of White sharks. The Great White Shark was sighted for the first time in the open waters of Oahu, Hawaii for the first time. The Deep Blue shark is a non-aggressive, calm, and very peaceful species of shark that do not attack humans until or unless provoked.

What Is The Average Size Of Deep Blue Shark?

According to the studies conducted on the Deep Blue shark, the shark is about 20 feet or 6.1 meters in length and weighs about 4,400 pounds or 2,000 kg. In contrast, the maximum length of White sharks is 8 feet or 2.5 meters, and weighs about 520 to 1,900 kg.

When The First Deep Blue Shark Were Discovered?

The Deep Blue shark was first discovered in 2014.

In 2014, after a long period, the sharks came into the limelight when a marine biologist, Mauricio Hoyos Padilla, and his team discovered a Deep Blue shark swimming near their boat. In 2014, this shark was filmed for Shark Week near Guadalupe Island, along the coast of Mexico. In 2015, the popularity of sharks increase when the video of a Blue shark went viral while scavenging the carcasses of Whale sharks for food. Interestingly only a single species of shark has been spotted till today.

How Is A Deep Blue Shark Different From The Other White Sharks?

The researchers identified this species by its size as well as by its coloration. The Blue shark has unique pigmented marks with a large laceration on the right side of its body. It has large razor-like sharp teeth which give it a fearsome appearance. The large fins help the shark swim swiftly and with agility throughout the extended oceans. When the Blue shark gets pregnant, it prefers to live near the bottom of the ocean and visit shorelines when it has to give birth to young pups.

Is Cuba also the Biggest Great White Shark?

According to an estimate, there are approximately 450 species of sharks that are found living in different habitats. On average, White sharks can grow to a length of 6.0 meters and weigh around 4,200 pounds. However, some specimens of White sharks grow extremely large such that they have been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the largest species of shark. Let’s see what records they have set up.

Till today, the Great White sharks have made 9 world records, the details are given below:

Species NameLocalityDate/ YearSize
The Cuba Great White SharkThe coastal region of Cuba1945Length: 21 feet or 6.4 meters Weight: 7,000 pounds or 3,175 kg
The White SharkAustralia1985Length: 6.6 meters Weight: 21.8 pounds
The Ledge Point Great White SharkThe Ledge Point, Western Australia1987Length: 19.7 feet or 6.0 meters
Malta Great White SharksThe coastal region of Filfla, Malta17th April 1987Length: 23.7 feet or 7.23 meters Weight: 6,349 pounds or 2,880 kg
Kangaroo Island Great White SharkKangaroo Island,  Australia1st April 1987Length: 23 feet or 6.9 meters
Canada Great White SharkWestern coast of Edward Island, Canada1988Length: 20 feet or 6.1 meters
The Taiwan Great White SharkHualien, TaiwanMay 14th, 1997Length: 22 to 23 feet or 6.7 to 7.0 feet Weight: 5,500 pounds or 2,500 kg
Deep Blue SharkCoast of Isla Guadalupe, Mexico2014Length: 20 feet or 6.1 meters Weight: 5,500 pounds
He Marino Bay White SharkMarino Bay, South Australia2016Length: 23 feet or 7 meters


The Great white shark is a remarkable creature of the extended oceans which has gained people’s attention because of its unique appearance and size. The size of the shark is an exceptional feature which had crowned them with the title of the biggest species in the shark’s kingdom. From the time of their existence in the ocean to the existing day, they have set up 9 world records and are listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records. The list of records shows that these species are enthusiastic to set up more records in the coming years.

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