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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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Friday, January 20, 2012 |  1 Comment Tags: marine dyanmics, new website, sharkwatchsa.com,

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)
Marine Dynamics is a Shark Cage Diving company based in Kleinbaai, a small harbour town, part of Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. This area is known as a hotspot for the Great White Shark and the best place in the world to see and dive with these iconic creatures in their natural environment.

The Marine Dynamics team is proud to introduce another first in the industry - a brand new, user-friendly, multi-functional and professional website that enables you to join us on our daily extreme adventures!

We trust the improved hi-tech website will give you an insightful and exciting foretaste of our various extreme marine eco-adventures, conservation projects and pioneering research activities that earned Marine Dynamics multiple awards and its status as a world leader in the field of Shark Cage Diving and responsible and sustainable marine eco-tourism!

Our website is easy to use and every click will take you on an exciting virtual journey through the home of the Great White Shark and the Number One shark cage diving destination! You will see why we are not only renowned for being the best in the industry, but also known to walk our talk in the way that we stick to our slogan: To Discover and Protect!

Meet Wilfred Chivell, the man behind the scenes whose love of the ocean and its remarkable species lead to the establishment of an international network of experts working closely together to research, protect and create awareness of our Ambassador marine species and the other members of the Marine Big Five that flourish in the Gansbaai waters.

You will meet our knowledgeable and experienced staff and professional crew members and get an enticing peek into the lives and adventures of our qualified Marine Biologists who accompany guests on our daily whale watching and shark cage diving trips. Learn from our experts what is truly facts and what is mere fiction about these mysterious and most misunderstood hunters of the ocean.

You will learn why your choice does make a difference - from the moment that you meet at our offices in the Great White House till you board either our impressive whale watching boat Whale Whisperer or our unique purpose-built shark cage diving vessel Slashfin. Watch and read what our guests have to say about the adrenaline-pumping thrill of a lifetime and how they felt when they first entered The Cage for that eyeball-to-eyeball encounter with the notorious Great White!

Our user-friendly Blog Posts and other multi-media applications give you the opportunity to watch, learn and share your experience with the world and to help spread the word that these amazing apex predators are not cold blooded monsters, but a majestic and unique species that play a crucial role in maintaining the balance in the fragile marine eco-system. Follow our lively blog posts for daily trip photos, videos and updates, as well as the latest shark facts and other fascinating stuff!

Join us for a virtual thrill of a lifetime that is both sensational and educational . . . and an ultimate WOW!

 

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