A large white shark was discovered in waters off the Balearic Islands this week in what is the first such sighting by scientists in at least 30 years, a marine conservation group said.
The Alnitak group captured images of the shark, which it said was five meters (16 feet) long, on Thursday in the seas off the island of Cabrera and followed it for more than an hour, he said on his Facebook page , publishing an image.
"In recent years there have been possible unconfirmed sightings and various rumors, but this is the first scientific verification of the presence of a Carcharodon (great white shark) in Spanish waters in at least 30 years," he wrote.  Alnitak said the shark was discovered as scientists were on a mission to obtain information on sea turtles, sperm whales, dolphins, stingrays and bluefin tuna.
The team is also looking for the presence of small pieces of plastic debris in the sea.
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