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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 03 February 2012

Saturday, February 04, 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: "Great Trip, very professional, friendly, and fun to be a part of!  Very glad we chose Marine Dynamics." --Kelly Baird, Mike Baird, and Kelly Bousquet

03/02/2012
Location:Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 13.7'C
Depth: 11.5m
Visibility:2m
Number of Sharks: 7
Conditions: Small Swells

Comment: Conditions were much better then we expected today in the Dam.  Our clients who came sure got to see an awesome show today!  We had 7 sharks, starting off with some of the small white sharks we have seen a lot lately.  All of a sudden we picked up a 3m female shark who I did not recognize, she repeatedly gave our clients in the cage some AMAZING views of her pearly whites!  Towards the end of the trip we had a nice sized male come and give a phenomenal breach attempt on our decoy.  A very special trip today!

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