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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, July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 23 July 2017 (Trip 1 & 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Daily Blog 22 July 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The weather really came through for us this lovely Saturday morning as the swell dropped to the lowest it has been in close to a week now, with a slight and refreshing breeze and the sun shining...

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Daily Trip 21 July 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today was the first day Slashfin and her crew could get back out on the water since last Friday due to some Winter weather settling in the bay...

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Daily Blog 14 July 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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