A great white shark known to frequent New Zealand waters has given new meaning to the term "Down Under."Scientists revealed that the 15-foot shark they've named "Shack" probed to 1,200 meters, or 3,937 feet, as it traveled across open ocean. Malcolm Francis, principal scientist in charge of the tagging study, is calling this "the world's deepest great white shark dive record" and said it extends the predators' known vertical range by about 600 feet--which is substantial given that great whites, until fairly recently, were regarded as coastal predators.If placed into perspective Shack might as well have been swimming upward into outer space: That's how bizarre the marine universe is at the depth to which the shark delved.
Great white shark amazes scientists with 4,000-foot dive into abyss
By: Pete Thomas | April 5th, 2010 at 10:01am