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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 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a beautiful morning to start our trip and the guests were excited to start their adventure with Marine Dynamics

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Daily Blog 27 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

..we had an incredible and rare visitor, African Penguin. It swam by us giving us an opportunity to see it up close..

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Daily Blog 26 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Early bird gets the worm......

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Daily Blog 25 November 2018 | Shark Cage Diving

Sunday, November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Perfect conditions greeted us this morning.......

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Daily Blog 24 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, November 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out this morning with the sun sitting just over the mountains....

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Daily Blog 23 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, November 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

The wind started picking up..........

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