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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 November 2015 (Trips 1 & 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, November 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Mike Barron (Biologist)

The first trip of the day went out early doors on the hunt for some white shark action...

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Daily Blog 24 November 2015 (Trip 1,2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Mike Barron (Biologist)

First trip of the day didn’t have to wait long before the sharks came by our boat... 

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Daily Blog 23 November 2015 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A great start to the week with a lovely day greeting us this morning....

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Daily Blog 22 November 2015 (Trip 1,2 & 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Mike Barron (Biologist)

The first trip of the day headed out early from the slip way with great anticipation after 2 days off the sea...

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Daily Blog 19 November 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It would be quite hard to have a better day out on the bay as we did today...

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Daily Blog 18 November 2015 (Trips 1 + 2 & 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Mike Barron (Biologist)

Our first group had a total of nine white sharks around boat for the duration of the whole trip...

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