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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 28 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were back out in the bay today after a day off due to bad weather conditions and whilst the conditions had improved...

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Daily Blog 26 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

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Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 25 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 24 June 2016 (Trip 1) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A change in the conditions in the area after the last two days of perfect weather. However the clouds might have rolled in and the swell may have increased a little bit today but it was still a lovely morning out on Slashfin...

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Daily Blog 23 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today was a repeat of yesterday with absolutely perfect weather conditions around the bay. The water was flat and glass-like...

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Daily Blog 22 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Wow, what a day to be out on and in the water! We had an early and chilly start this morning however the sunrise was a stunning sight and the conditions were fantastic...

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