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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 07 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning saw our first launch from Kleinbaai in two days with the tide at a level for Slashfin to leave this small and somewhat shallow harbour...

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Daily Blog 06 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, June 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This mornings' trip had to launch from Gansbaai harbour due to the tide constraints in our usual launching area of Kleinbaai however the conditons were fantastic...

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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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