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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • If you see a white shark in the water don’t panic. Chances are high that the shark has already detected you and isn’t interested. White shark attacks are normally associated with poor visibility, so avoid murky conditions.

  • White sharks have a unique system called a “counter current heat exchange”, which keeps their body  tempreture +/- 7C above the surrounding water temperature. 

  • All sharks have an incredibly unique system on the tip of their nose called the “ampillae of Lorenzini”. These are small pores filled with a gel that transmits the electrical currents in the water to the shark’s brain so that it can assess its environment.

  • White sharks give birth to live young (not eggs), and they give birth to 6-8 pups at one time. Pups are usually between 1.0-1.5m in length and are born with teeth.

  • Body language has been a well documented form of shark communication and has identified body arching, jaw gaping, and other postures as specific social tactics.

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Daily Blog 24 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A fantastic day on the water with sharks galore out there today!

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Gansbaai's Penguin Campaign

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It’s not all black and white for penguins - in fact, some rather colourful penguins have made their home in Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. 

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Daily Blog 23 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another sunny and warm day out at sea with sharks and other wildlife!

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Daily Blog 22 August 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Great Whites, Bronze Whalers and more, oh my...

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Daily Blog 21 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It seems like the weather is ready to share some summerly warmth with us - beautiful day out with lots of sunshine.

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Daily Blog 20 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What an incredible day full of sharks coming in all colours and sizes (great whites and copper sharks)

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