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Boat captain spots great white shark off Florida Keys

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A great white shark was spotted six miles south of Key West on Wednesday by a captain while on a charter fishing trip reported NBC 6 on July 11.

According to Capt. Jason Johnson from Triple J. Charters, the shark swam right up to the boat and was very docile.

Johnson described the shark as a "gentle giant," adding that the fish was "very curious."

Unlike other sharks that are looking for something to eat, Capt. Johnson said this shark did not seem to have any interest in its next meal.

Johnson said they were fishing for yellow tail snapper on the reef when they saw the shark.

The great white shark can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.

It is mainly known for its size, with the largest known to have approached or exceeded 6.1 m (20 ft.) in length, and 2,268 kg (5,000 lb.) in weight.

This shark reaches its maturity around 15 years of age and can have a life span of over 30 years.

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