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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 03 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, September 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

When the first shark of the day to appear is “3-Bird” then we know it’s going to be a great day...

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Daily Blog 31 August 2016 (Trip 1) | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The alarm clocks were set early this morning for a dawn launch from Gansbaai harbour on the cards for the Marine Dynamics team and our first group of guests hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive White shark...

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Daily Blog 29 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were met with lovely conditions this morning as Slashfin launched from Kleinbaai and made it's way into the Shallows. The team here at Marine Dynamics was a bit anxious today...

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Daily Blog 28 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Our first trip of the day began with a bit of a wait. It took an hour before the first shark arrived...

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Daily Blog 27 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning was an early start for our clients and one where much patience was needed with the first shark taking close to an hour and a half to turn up...

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