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Shark expert releases new video of giant shark, 'Deep Blue'
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A massive great white shark known as "Deep Blue" is once again making waves on the Internet. - photo by Megan Marsden Christensen
UNDER THE SEA A massive great white shark known as "Deep Blue" is once again making waves on the Internet.

Shark Week fans witnessed footage of the possibly 50-year-old, pregnant shark on Discovery Channel last year, and KSL.coms Have You Seen This? brought its viewers additional footage released by Mauricio Hoyos Padilla in June.

Padilla, a shark expert, released another video from the same trip, showing Deep Blues razor-sharp teeth and massive underbelly up close.

In the video, the nearly 20-foot-long shark swims up toward the divers and makes her way back down and around, swimming toward the divers' cage, which she nudges with her large nose.

The video offers a full perspective of Deep Blue, who is surrounded by a strangely calm school of small fish.

Along with the video, Padilla released a call for help in conserving the lives of Deep Blue, the pups she will deliver and other great whites.

When I saw Deep Blue for the first time, there was just one thought in my mind: hope. A shark of that size is at least 50 years old, and that tells me protection and conservation efforts are really working, Padillas post says.

Padilla then explains that great white sharks who are about to give birth will deliver their babies in shallow areas, which are vulnerable to several human threats.

Padilla also shared information about a non-profit organization, Pelagios-Kakunj, which makes conservation efforts for sharks. To donate to the organization, visit the website and send a confirmation email to contacto@pelagioskakunja.org.

According to the Washington Post, Padilla this summer is again at Guadalupe Island, located off the west coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, with his team to tag other pregnant sharks there. The objective is to track their nursery grounds in an effort to recommend better protection policies.

Deep Blue is reportedly one of the biggest sharks ever caught on film.

According to Grind TV, the footage of Deep Blue was taken in 2013, but Padilla recently discovered additional unpublished footage.