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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 02 August 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Friday, August 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It's finally friday and sharks are ready to party as well! Another incredible day out at sea!

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Daily Blog 01 August 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, August 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A thrilling Thursday out on sea with the sea conditions lessening from earlier on in the week...

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Daily Blog 31 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Shark week? Every week is a shark week here in Gansbaai! Some incredible sightings boosted up with nice warm sunshine. 

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Daily Blog 29 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Mondays can be fun, when you spend them in a company of white sharks! Another brilliant day with Marine Dynamics! 

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Shark Week 2019 | Expedition Unknown: Megalodon - Alison Towner

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Discovery Channel's Shark Week returns for the 31st time!  More than 20 hours of shark programming are being aired from July 28 through August 4 2019. Marine Dynamics senior white shark biologist, Alison Towner, will feature in  "Expedition Unknown: Megalodon" as well as in "Air Jaws Strikes Back".

 

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Daily Blog 28 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another incredible day out at sea! Swimming sharks, breaching sharks, eating kelp sharks - all kinds!

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