World's biggest great white Sharks from 20ft Deep Blue to 12ft Ironbound

IT'S no secret that sharks are pretty big and intimidating creatures.

But wait until you set your teeth into some of the world's largest great whites – with some reaching a whopping 20 ft in length.

 'Deep Blue'

The biggest great white shark ever recorded, weighing in at a whopping 2.5 tons, is Deep Blue.

The female was last spotted off the coast of Hawaii devouring the carcass of a dead sperm whale.

Brave divers leapt into the water to take pictures with the 20 ft long predator, with the 50-year-old shark dwarfing the divers as they swam side-by-side.

The beautiful ocean beast was last caught on camera 2,600 miles away just off Divers Mark Mohler and Kimberly Jeffries were able to identify her as Deep Blue thanks to a tag she was implanted with when she appeared at another spot near Mexico two decades ago.

White Death

In July 2016, the enormous shark, nicknamed the White Death, was snapped off the coast of Guadalupe, Mexico.

The exact measurement of the great white were not taken, but a visual comparison with the current record holder suggests the shark in these pictures could be a world record contender.

'Queen of the Ocean'

This female great white shark, weighing at a near two tons, has been dubbed a “true queen of the ocean” by researchers.

Nukumi was captured by a team of marine biologists from the non-profit research organisation, OSEARCH off the coast of Nova Scotia in October 2020.

Researchers named her Nukumi after the legendary wise grandmother figure of the Mi’kmaq people which is the largest of its kind was found in the northwest Atlantic.

The great white measures more than 17 ft long and weighs over 3,500 pounds – with researchers estimating Nukumi is 50-years-old.

Nukumi is larger than average for female white sharks, according to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

“The biggest great white sharks can reach up to 20 ft long, but most are smaller,” the museum reports.

“The average female is 15-16 ft long, while males reach 11-13 ft.”

'Haole Girl'

In January 2019, researchers mistook footage of newly discovered Haole Girl for Deep Blue.

At the time of the spotting, Haole Girl – who was pregnant at the time – was estimated to be over 20 ft long and over 8 ft wide.

The predator was named by the diver that first reported her.

On January 13, she was spotted feeding on a decaying sperm whale carcass about 20 miles off the Hawaiin shore of Oahu.


Ironbound is named after West Ironbound Island near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

The 53-year-old male measures 12 ft 4 inches and weighs around 998-pounds.

His last pinged location was in La Have Bank/ Nova Scotia, Canada on October 25.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, a 'ping' takes place when a tagged shark's dorsal fins break the surface of the water and transmits a signal to a satellite.

The north-east region of the States is used to shark sightings.

Earlier this year, The Sun reported America has overtaken Australia for the number of attacks with Cape Cod, Massachusetts, now considered the shark capital of the world.

Miss Costa

These photos show a 12 ft, 1,668-pound great white shark named Miss Costa.

She was named after OCEARCH's partnership with Costa Sunglasses.

Miss Costa has been known to cruise off the coast of the Florida Panhandle, south of Panama City.

According to OCEARCH, she was 12 ft 5 inches long when she was tagged in 2016 off the coast of Nantucket, MA and could be between 14 and 15 ft long today.

Miss Costa first pinged near Cape Cod, Massachusetts in September 2016 and was last pinged in the Blake Plateau off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia on October 3.


Luna the 2,137-pound great white shark was last spotted by researchers from OCEARCH – who tag and track sharks – swimming near the Blake Plateau off the south-eastern coast of Georgia and Florida in December 2019.

The shark is 15 ft – measuring as long as a Volkswagen Passat.

Luna is the second biggest white shark OCEARCH have tagged in the North Atlantic.

Luna is one of eight great white sharks currently being tracked off North Carolina and South Carolina.

She’s named after the people of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

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