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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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Daily Blog 08 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, October 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first trip of the day started off well with sharks around not too long after the boat had arrived in the Shallows....

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Daily Blog 07 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, October 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Our morning began with some rain as we made our way down to Kleinbaai harbor...

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Daily Blog 06 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, October 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful start to the day with many active sharks around the boat, with a fantastic mix of sizes and a few males spotted in a known female dominated area...

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Daily Blog 05 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bit of a later start today for our guests and the team here at Marine Dynamics with Slashfin due on the water at 8:30am. This morning we were lucky enough to spot a White shark only five minutes after setting down anchor...

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Daily Blog 03 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A stunning morning greeted our team and guests this morning with a slight wind that fortunately decreased as the day went on. Within minutes of anchoring we had one of our adopted and named sharks show up...

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Daily Blog 02 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

We began the morning with our fingers crossed, hoping that the shark activity would be good again today. We were not dissapointed!

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