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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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#EpicAnimals

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

The Two Oceans Aquaruim hosted an #EpicAnimals twitter chat. Our team shared their favourite animals, facts and stories...

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Our Conservation Heroes

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

This Women's Day we celebrate our Conservation Heroes, right here in Gansbaai. Our team of marine biologists and conservationists working for the Dyer Island Conservation TrustAfrican Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary - APSS, Marine Dynamics & Dyer Island Cruises share with us what drives them to protect the unique Dyer Island ecosystem, home of the Marine Big 5.

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Great White Sharks hunted by Orcas in Gansbaai Continues

Monday, June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another deceased Great White shark found in Gansbaai, due to Orca predations...

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Job Opportunities at Marine Dynamics | Junior Bookkeeper

Monday, May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics and their partner companies have a junior bookkeeper post available. What to expect and how to apply.

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Great White Sharks hunted by Orcas in Gansbaai

Monday, May 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A timeline of deceased Great White Sharks found around the Gansbaai and Struisbaai area, due to Orca predations. Read the full blog for more information on the results of the necropsies by our marine biologists.

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Marine Dynamics unveils artwork Kings Of The Sea in honour of Great White Sharks

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The great white sharks are known as the Kings of the Seas...

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