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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 26 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2+ 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

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Daily Blog 25 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful Friday to be out on the water for some shark cage diving. This morning's trip did not wait long for their first sightings with a large female over 4.0m in length showing up...

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Daily Blog 24 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The team at Marine Dynamics and our guests were up bright and early this morning however it took our White sharks a little longer to get into the swing of the morning with our first White shark arriving close to 40 minutes after we did...

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Daily Blog 23 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2+ 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, November 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

It’s always a blessing when sharks that we know return to our boat. Today was one of those days where quite a few familiar faces made an appearance...

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Daily Blog 22 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The conditions were not the best today however this did not seem to stop the sharks from behaving nicely for our guests...

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Daily Blog 21 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2+ 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

All trips are different, and today proved to be one of those days..

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