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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a fantastic day to be out on the water with little to no swell and swell and just a slight wind. The sharks were also fantastic with some great sightings...

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Daily Blog 26 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3 + 4) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, December 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The Marine Dynamics team was excited to get back onto the water after four days off the sea due to some not so nice weather conditions but of course were a little anxious to see how the shark activity would be after such a break...

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Daily Blog 21 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a reason to wake up nice and early, a beautiful morning to spent some time out on the water and some very nice shark sightings as well...

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Daily Blog 20 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

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Daily Blog 19 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, December 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It appears the Summer season is in full swing with the conditions on the water the last few weeks bring fantastic. The underwater conditions and shark activity has followed in the Summer tradition...

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Daily Blog 18 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, December 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

You can't ask for a more perfect day. The sun was shining, the swells were small, a light breeze was blowing, and the sharks arrived quickly and were active. 

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