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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 sharks scarcity in Gansbaai February 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)

Last year in January 2016, the great white shark diving industry based in Gansbaai South Africa experienced a challenging period where practically no white sharks were observed at any boat-for almost an entire month...

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HMS Birkenhead Commemoration 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Cruises launched their boats to commemorate the 165th anniversary of the HMS Birkenhead.

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09 February 2017 | Deceased Great White Shark

Friday, February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)

At 7 am this morning a deceased white shark Carcharodon carcharias was reported to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust by Anton Barnard in Pearly Beach...

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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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Your Choice Makes A Difference - World Responsible Tourism Day

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)

The Winter season in the Greater Dyer Island area has come and gone for 2016 and with it some of our best known and studied White sharks...

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