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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 04 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The crew of Slashfin were back at it again today after a day off the water due to some high swells and wind and of course we were all wondering what our underwater conditions would be like and also the shark activity...

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Daily Blog 02 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, January 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

After a great ending to 2016, we were excited to see what the sharks had in store for 2017. We didn’t have to wait long before our new year began with a splash!

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Daily Blog 31 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, December 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

After a great summer season so far, we were anxious to see how the last day of 2016 would end. It turned out that we were blessed with some beautiful sharks! ...

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Daily Blog 30 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, December 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Today was a day for new sharks to the area and some of our favorites...

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Daily Blog 29 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a scorcher of a day both in terms of our weather and also the shark activity! The team here at Marine Dynamics were a little anxious heading out this morning...

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Daily Blog 28 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Working with wildlife can pose a bit of a challenge, especially when working with a species as elusive as the Great White Shark. While these sharks frequent the waters of Gansbaai all year round, during our summer season they are not here in as great of a concentration as during the winter season. Today proved to be one of those days that we wish never happens...

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