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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 03 December 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, December 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A little bit of a later start for us today!

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Daily Blog 02 December 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, December 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A very early start to the weekend with our first trip of the day heading out in glorious conditions at 6:30am this morning...

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Daily Blog 01 December 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, December 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we launched a little later due to the tide, but we headed out eager nonetheless into the sunshine...

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Daily Blog 30 November 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today was all about those Copper sharks with some of the best sightings of this species we have ever had...

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Daily Blog 29 November 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Who needs Silver and Gold when we’ve got a Bronze frenzy!

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Gansbaai: Deceased White Shark, Cape Infanta

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

On Saturday the 25th of November a deceased white shark was reported to the South African Shark Conservancy by Ichthyologist, Sarah Halse, from the Breede area. On Sunday the 26th, Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s white shark biologist, Alison Towner, retrieved the shark and brought it back to DICT’s Kleinbaai facility.

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