A Guadalupe Island great white known as Chuggy was bitten on the head by another shark, removing a large chunk of the gill area last year at Guadalupe. Guadalupe Island, which is located 165 miles west of Baja California, is a seasonal gathering place for adult white sharks. His wounded pictures were taken by divers and didn’t look good. Many thought he won’t survive the trauma.
However, last week, diver Rachel Montero captured a picture of Chuggy. He was still alive and his wound seemed to be healing well. There was no record of human medical intervention, and yet he looks like he’s healing just fine. With his gaping wound having all but closed, divers admire the great white’s ability to survive injuries that would kill just about any other animal.