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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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Great White Shark Steals Underwater Camera - BRUV - Marine Dynamics™

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Shark steals the spotlight in our underwater surveys, as Marine Dynamic’s video gear witnesses a great encounter

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Marine Dynamics Academy - FGASA Endorsed Marine Guiding in the Western Cape

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics in Gansbaai, Western Cape, is opening a FGASA endorsed Marine Guide Training School for local and international students. The seven-week course covers comprehensive theory on the Marine Big 5™ of the area - sharks, whales, dolphins, seals, penguins as well as seabirds.

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Thresher shark necropsy at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust

Monday, May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

On Sunday 6th of May, at 2h30 pm, a deceased shark was reported to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. The Marine Dynamics team with the help of their international marine volunteers retrieved the animal from the high tide mark at die Skip near Pearly Beach. The necropsy was led by PhD candidate, Alison Towner and took place at the volunteer lodge the next day.

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Marine Dynamics Wins Silver - Best for Marine Species & Habitat Conservation at ARTRA

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We walked away with the silver award for "Best for Marine Species and Habitat Conservation". This recognition for the team is a win for our marine species that we work with - notably the endangered African penguin and great white shark. Our community work was also highlighted, especially our DEEP programme. 

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Marine Dynamics 2018 Great White shark sightings

Friday, April 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first three months of 2018 have been like a seal trying to maneuver away from a hunting Great White shark, going one way before changing direction, trying to anticipate the next move without knowing, however as we all know...these things can be unpredictable!

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Gansbaai: Deceased White Shark, Cape Infanta

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

On Saturday the 25th of November a deceased white shark was reported to the South African Shark Conservancy by Ichthyologist, Sarah Halse, from the Breede area. On Sunday the 26th, Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s white shark biologist, Alison Towner, retrieved the shark and brought it back to DICT’s Kleinbaai facility.

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