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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 Shark Cage Diving Daily Blog 01 May 2017 (Trip 1 + 2)

Monday, May 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We hoped the first day of May would bring us some luck after a miss trip yesterday afternoon however after entering the Shallows and waiting close to two hours with no sightings for Marine Dynamics or any other boat we decided to give the Islands a chance...

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Daily Blog 30 April 2017 Trip 1 & 2

Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

We launched just in time to watch a beautiful sunrise over the bay......

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Daily Blog 29 March 2017 (Trip 1+2)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful calm day with a lot of sunshine...

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Daily Blog 28 April 2017 (Trip 1+2)

Friday, April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched just after  the sunrise and were heading straight towards our dive site...

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Great White Shark Cage Diving Daily Blog 27 April 2017 (Trip 1 + 2)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning we were back on the water to see if we could find any White sharks...

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Great White Shark Cage Diving Daily Blog 25 April 2017 (Trip 1 + 2)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today was the first day for Marine Dynamics back on the water since Saturday with some not so nice weather conditions coming through for Sunday and Monday...

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