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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 March 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

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Daily Blog 23 March 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

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Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Daily Blog 21 March 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 20 March 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Monday, March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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