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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 Trip 27 April 2012 | Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

Friday, April 27, 2012 |  0 Comment Tags: shark cage diving,

Author: Nicola Stelluto (Environmental Ecologist)
My initial love for the environment occurred at a young age when my father and I use to watch animal documentaries on Sunday evenings. I was hooked on anything ocean related when I saw these amazing submersibles going to such extreme depth in the ocean and discovering previously unseen things. To be the first to go somewhere where no one has been before was the first thing that attracted me to the field of natural sciences.

Guest comment: “Baie nice! Met so n poging kan ons die renoster ook red. Hou so aan!” Nico and Adele Strauss.

“Fabulous! Fantastic! Amazing People! Great Day!” C and W Abuhaidar
 
27/04/2012

Location:
Gelsteen
Water Temperature: 12.5 'C
Depth: 10.6m
Visibility: 3m
Number of Sharks: 3
Conditions: sunny with light swell.
 
It was an action packed Friday morning for us at sea today! I am very happy to report that the sharks are arriving quickly on the scene, just like before! We did not have a huge number of individual sharks; however they remained constant throughout the trip and delivered! Our old friend the subantarctic skua followed us from the harbour to our destination, I just love those birds! The sharks were all similar in size, more or less 3.6 meters. They offered some amazing passes...

Go Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.

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