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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 12 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It appears that we are still adjusting to the seasonal and site changes with our shark activity being very touch and go at the moment...

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Daily Blog 11 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A beautiful sunrise started our first trip off perfectly!...

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Daily Blog 10 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day at sea! The sun was shining, the swells were almost nonexistent, and the sharks were curious!...

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Daily Blog 09 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Another Marine Dynamics day starting with a sunrise. We launched early from Kleinbaai and headed into the Shallows...

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Daily Blog 08 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was another beautiful day at sea today with great shark activity! Our first trip started with a short 20 minute wait for sharks...

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Daily Blog 07 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, August 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Could it be that we are seeing a shift to our Summer season and site so soon in the year? Only time and the sharks will tell...

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