A great white shark was sighted this week in the waters of the Spanish Balearic Islands, and this is the first time that scientists have been able to observe these sightings in at least 30 years.
The Alnitak group took pictures of the shark "It was five meters (16 feet) long on Thursday in the seas off the island of Cabrera and followed it for over an hour," it says on its Facebook page.
"In recent years there have been possible unconfirmed sightings and various rumors, but this is the first scientific confirmation of the presence of a Carcharodon (White Shark) in Spanish waters for at least 30 years," he wrote.
Alnitak said that the shark was discovered as a scientist on a mission to obtain information on sea turtles, sperm whales, dolphins, manta rays and red tuna.
The team is also looking for tiny pieces of plastic in the sea.
A handout photo by ALNITAK scientific expediti on June 28, 2018 off the Spanish Balearic Islands shows a large white shark, which is said to be five meters long, the first to have been spotted in this area for at least 30 years