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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 05 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, June 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Wakey wakey White shark seekers it is time for an early morning shark cage diving trip...

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Daily Blog 04 June (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, June 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The tides in Kleinbaai harbour gave our divers a little bit of a sleep in this morning...

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Daily Blog 3 June 2016 (Trip 1+2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, June 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The morning started off with a light drizzle, but that didn’t affect our shark sightings at all...

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Every piece of trash has a human face behind it | World Environmental Day 2016

Friday, June 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

Monofilament fishing line is one of the most destructive. It is not biodegradable and is the cause of death for many seabirds and other marine animals. Marine pollution especially fishing line and plastics make their way into the sea and can entangle around the bodies or insides (if eaten) of animals, potentially leading to death...

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Daily Blog 02 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, June 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Well this mornings' conditions were a change to what we have been experiencing over the last few weeks with overcast skies and a chilly...

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Daily Blog 01 June 2016 (Trip 1) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

There was a little bit more motion in the ocean today compared to the last few days and due to the conditions we could not anchor comfortably in the Geldsteen...

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