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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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Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day spent out on the water with some amazing wildlife encounters…how was your Thursday?!

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Daily Blog 20 September 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a late launch for Slashfin and her guests today with tides and conditions against us to set out any earlier...

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Daily Blog 18 September 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 17 September 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Daily Blog 16 September 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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