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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 18 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were back on the water this morning after a day off due to some strong east winds that came through the area yesterday. The conditions could not have been more different this morning than yesterday...

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Daily Blog 16 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Rise and shine shark cage divers it's time to go try and fin some of those elusive White sharks! The first group of visitors on board Slashfin had a very early start this morning...

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Daily Blog 15 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A little bit of a later start for the team and guests at Marine Dynamics this morning with the tides restricting our launch times at the moment...

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Daily Blog 14 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a stunning Saturday to spend out on the water surrounded by sharks is probably not something often heard in everyday conversations but today saw some beautiful Summer conditions and multiple White sharks cruising around the bay known as the White shark capital of the World...

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Daily Blog 13 January 2017 (Trip 1) | Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning was off to a slow start but once we were settled the activity was great. The first shark arrived quickly and was the largest of the trip...

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Daily Blog 12 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today did not resemble one of our summer day's with overcast, grey skies and a bit of wind and swell hanging around however our sharks didn't mind and we still had some nice sightings...

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