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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 19 May 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As we headed out to the island today we were very excited to get our eyes on some sharks.

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Daily Blog 18 May 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

When working with wildlife, you never know what you may see in the bay...

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Daily Blog 17 May 2018 | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The team on board Slashfin and our guests like always tried their absolute best to find the sharks in our bay today...

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Daily Blog 16 May 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Whenever Slashfin launches, you can feel the excitement and hopefulness of what the day may bring for us...

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Daily Blog 15 May 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a later start for the team here at Marine Dynamics with our guests coming through to Gansbaai for a launch at 11:30am....

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Daily Blog 13 May 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Down to the water we went in search of sharks this morning...

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