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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 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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Daily Blog 26 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning saw a later start due to some big swell and high winds however these decreased as the day proceeded and in the end it was a lovely day to be out on the water...

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Daily Blog 25 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Patience is a virtue when working with wildlife, and it definitely paid off today..

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Daily Blog 23 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 ) | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

After two no sea days due to bad weather, it was great to get back on the water.

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