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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 08 December 2015 (Trip 1) | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We launched with fantastic conditions on the water with yet again minimal swell and little wind...

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Daily Blog 07 December 2015 (Trip 1+2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, December 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Mike Barron (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 06 December 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, December 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a way to end an already fantastic week! We had fantastic conditions out on the water...

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Daily Blog 05 December 2015 (Trip 1+2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, December 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Mike Barron (Biologist)

The first trip saw 7 sharks including Jacob a 4 m male white shark...

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Saturday, December 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Mike Barron (Biologist)

The first trip got out nice and early in the calm blue waters of the bay with less than 15 minutes wait before our first shark arrived...

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Daily Blog 03 December 2015 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, December 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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