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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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Monday, November 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

The 8th of November is World Responsible Tourism Day.  This year also marks 10 years of World Responsible Tourism Days

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White sharks of Gansbaai

Friday, October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

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Job Opportunities at Marine Dynamics

Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

Marine Dynamics and their partner companies has the following job opportunities availble...

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Friday, June 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

Marine Dynamics Tours and Dyer Island Cruises have been Fair Trade Tourism certified since 2008 and have recently undergone the external auditing process for certification. The International Marine Volunteers Programme (IMV) has also received this important status. This certification lasts three years thus is valid till 2019...

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