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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 26 February 2016 (Trip1) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, February 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 25 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, February 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We don't want to jinx our luck but it looks as if our shark sightings are becoming more consistant...

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Monday, February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 21 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, February 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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