Largest Tiger Shark Meets Marine Biologist

Largest Tiger Shark Meets Marine Biologist

Kori Garza has been on a dive in the sea with Kamakai, a huge tiger shark, and now she’s looking for her again to find out why these creatures are growing larger. 

In the depths of the South Pacific Ocean, a huge shadow falls across the seabed as a shark the size of an SUV makes its way through the water. This is Kamakai, one of the world’s biggest tiger sharks, hunting for unsuspecting prey.

Marine biologist Kori Garza first came across Kamakai with a group of smaller tiger sharks on a dive. “When we were alone with the others, we thought they were pretty big… and then this giant submarine of a shark came along and made the other ones look like little chihuahuas,” she tells i.

Garza was raised in landlocked Missouri, but her childhood inspirations – Jaws, Steve Irwin and nature documentaries – led her to move to the islands of Hawaii, where she studied marine biology before becoming a tiger shark expert.Kori Garza has been on a dive in the sea with Kamakai, a huge tiger shark, and now she’s looking for her again to find out why these creatures are growing larger. Read More