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Great White Shark Named 'Big Papi' In Honor Of David Ortiz

BOSTON (CBS) – This tribute to David Ortiz has teeth.

The retiring Red Sox slugger has received many honors in his final season, and now there's a shark named after him.

Related: Patriots Honor David Ortiz Ahead Of Home Opener

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy has named this Great White "Big Papi."

A ~15 male Atlantic white shark has been named 'Big Papi' after Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz. Go Sox!

Posted by Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on Saturday, September 17, 2016

The photo of this 15-foot male shark spotted off the Massachusetts coast was taken earlier this month.

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