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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 01 June 2012 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, June 01, 2012 |  0 Comment Tags: shark cage diving, Shark predation,

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: “Thanks for an incredible day! I got to experience something I have dreamt of my whole life! Thanks.” Nick and Sara Levine.

“Can’t think about anything better and more exciting than going shark cage diving with you on my 27th b-day :). Thanks so much!!” Gabriela and Mostafa.

“I saw a great white breach... BOOM!!!” Dave Walker.

01/06/2012
Location:
Gelsteen
Water Temperature: 16.1 'C
Depth: 10.0m
Visibility: 4.5m
Number of Sharks: 11
Conditions: overcast with some swell!

After 4 months of being patient, I finally saw my first official predation take place! It was incredible to see Mother Nature doing her thing! We had phenomenal shark sightings with loads of sharks making an appearance. The largest shark was about 3.9 meters in length and very active. I was so happy to be able to show our clients these amazing animals and the breach was just the cherry on the cake! I’m speechless...

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Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

Cage Diving South Africa

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