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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 25 January 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012 |  0 Comment Tags: daily trip, shark cage diving,

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)
Marine Dynamics is a Shark Cage Diving company based in Kleinbaai, a small harbour town, part of Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. This area is known as a hotspot for the Great White Shark and the best place in the world to see and dive with these iconic creatures in their natural environment.

Guest Comment: "Had a ton of fun! Definitely will spread the word about you guys! Very professional and very fun.  Sharks were awesome and I've never seen them that close. Thanks again!" -- Paul Jacobs

25/01/2012

Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 19.9'C
Depth: 10.2m
Visibility: 3-4m
Number of Sharks sighted: 5
Conditions: Calm, with increasing Chop

Comment: The visibility has really improved the last couple days in Joubertsdam! Today our clients were able see much farther then we thought they could from the cage, which was good because it let them see our 5 different Great Whites nice and clear. We had some nice sized sharks today, of the 5, only one was under 3m long. We had one male in particular who gave some awesome passes.


 

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